Top 25 birds of the week: March 2021!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #March2021. Your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week.

The Yellow-bellied Prinia is found in Pakistan, the southern Himalayan foothills, the northeastern Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Ottu, Haryana, India (Sanjeev Goyal)

 

The Streaked Wren-babbler is a species of bird in the family Pellorneidae. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird photographed in Aruba, the Caribbean (Michiel Oversteegen)

 

The Rhinocerous Hornbill is a large species of forest hornbill. It is the state bird of the Malaysian state of Sarawak and the country’s Ibanic groups, believe it to be the chief of worldly birds or the supreme worldly bird. Photographed in Sabah, Malaysia (Dennis Sim)

 

The Red-breasted Flycatcher breeds in eastern Europe and across Central Asia and is migratory, wintering in South Asia. It is a regular passage migrant in western Europe, whereas the Collared Flycatcher which breeds further east is rare. Photographed in Chandigarh, India (Amit Bhatara)

 

Red-billed Leothrix photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand (Binit Chatterjee)

 

The Plumbeous Water Redstart is found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and China. Photographed in Uttrakhand, Corbett, India (Rohini Narayanan)

 

The Orange-headed Thrush is common in well-wooded areas of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Most of its populations are resident. Photographed in Telangana, India (Sourav Mookherjee)

 

Indian White-eye photographed in Bangalore outskirts, India (Moulie G J C)

 

The Indian Grey Hornbill is a common hornbill found on the Indian Subcontinent. It is mostly arboreal and is commonly sighted in pairs. Photographed in Qudsia bagh, Delhi, India (Kartik Wamdev)

 

The Grey-headed Woodpecker is a Eurasian member of the woodpecker family. Along with more commonly found European Green Woodpecker and the Liberian Green Woodpecker, it is one of three closely related sister species found in Europe. Photographed in Uttrakhand, India (Pankaj Kapoor)

 

The Greater Painted-snipe is found in marshes in Africa, South Asia and South-east Asia. Photographed in Tamilnadu, India (Sundara Manikkam)

 

The Great Barbet is an Asian barbet native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, where it inhabits foremost forests up to 3,000 m altitude. Photographed at Himachal Pradesh, India (Lalit Arora)

 

The European Roller is the only member of the roller family of birds to breed in Europe. Its overall range extends into the Middle East, Central Asia and Morocco. Photographed in Tal Chappar, Rajasthan, India (Manoj Nair)

 

Eurasian Hoopoe photographed at the Japanese Park, Delhi, India (Kartik Wamdev)

 

The Common Redshank is a Eurasian wader in the large family Scolopacidae.It is a widespread breeding bird across temperate Eurasia. It is a migratory species, wintering on coasts around the Mediterranean, on the Atlantic coast of Europe from Ireland and Great Britain southwards, and in South Asia. Photographed in Faridkot, Punjab, India (Gagan Bedi)

 

Common Greenshank photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Comb Duck, also called the American Comb Duck, is an unusual duck found in tropical wetlands in continental South America south to the Paraguay River region in eastern Paraguay, southeastern Brazil and extreme northeastern Argentina, and as a vagrant on Trinidad. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Brown-throated Parakeet is mostly green, with the parts being a lighter green than the upperparts. It is found widely in woodland, savanna and scrub throughout northern South America and the southeastern Caribbean. Photographed in Aruba, the Caribbean (Michiel Oversteegen)

 

The Bluethroat is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher. Photographed at the Surajpur Wetlands in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (Sibananda Bhanja)

 

Black-hooded Oriole photographed in West Bengal, India (Nupur Banik)

 

The Black-headed Ibis, White Ibis, Indian White Ibis, and Black-necked Ibis. It is a wading bird that breeds in the South- and Southeast Asia from India to the west and as far east as Japan. Photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Black-rumped Flameback. It is a woodpecker found widely distributed in the Indian Subcontinent. This species is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas. Photographed at the Bhitarakanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India (Sibananda Bhanja)

 

The Asian Openbill Stork is a large wading bird in the stork family. This distinctive stork is found mainly in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Ashy Prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent, ranging across most of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and western Myanmar. Photographed in Delhi NCR, India (Anupam Kamal)

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager