Top 25 birds of the week: Non-migratory Birds

Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds. As some birds may be known to be migratory, there are also those that remain in the same areas throughout the year. These are known as residents or non-migratory birds.
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #residents. 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-browed Bulbul is found in the forests of southern India and Sri Lanka. Photographed at Coorg, Karnataka, India (Ramesh Aithal)

 

The White-breasted Kingfisher is also known as the White-throated Kingfisher. It is a widely distributed tree kingfisher in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian Subcontinent to the Philippines. This species is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. Photographed in Thrissur, Kerala, India (Dr Simon Mathew)

 

Spotted Owlets photographed in Durgapur, West Bengal, India (Aparna Mondal)

 

Speckled Mousebird photographed in Arusha, Tanzania (Joshua Sant)

 

The Rock Pigeon, or Speckled Pigeon, is a resident breeding bird in much of Africa south of the Sahara. It is a common and widespread species in open habitats over much of its range, although there are sizable gaps in its distribution. Photographed in India (Maya Patil)

 

The Puff-throated Babbler is a common resident breeder in the Himalayas and the forests of Asia. Like most babblers, it is not migratory. Photographed in Coorg, Karnataka, India (Ramesh Aithal)

 

The Plain Prinia is also known as the Plain Wren-warbler or White-browed Wren-warbler, is a resident breeder from Pakistan and India to south China and southeast Asia. Photographed in Howrah, West Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)

 

Northern Cardinal. Cardinals are hugely popular in the eastern half of the United States and can be found at feeders, especially if they are stocked with their favourite, sunflower seeds! Photographed in the USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Lineated Barbet photographed in Rabindra, Kolkata, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)

 

Lesser Yellownape photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

The Laughing Kookaburra is a large robust kingfisher with a whitish head and a brown eye-strip. It is native to eastern mainland Australia, but has also been introduced to parts of New Zealand, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Photographed in Sydney, NSW, Australia (Paneendra BA)

 

Indian Roller photographed in Madurai, India (M. Vijay Adhursh)

 

The House Sparrow is found in most parts of the world. It is strongly associated with human habitation, and can live in urban or rural settings. Photographed in Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India (Aparna Mondal)

 

The Helmeted Guineafowl is native to Africa, mainly south of the Sahara, and has been widely introduced into the West Indies, Brazil, Australia and Europe. It is a gregarious species, forming flocks outside the breeding season typically of about 25 birds that also roost communally. Photographed in Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa (Owen Deutsch)

 

The Grey-chinned Minivet is found from the Himalayas to China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. When not breeding, this minivet forms small parties with fewer than 15 individuals. Photographed at Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia (Lee Wee Yee)

 

The Grey-headed Bulbul is endemic to the Western Ghats in south-western India, and found from Goa south to Tamil Nadu at altitudes up to 1200 m. Photographed in Kerala, India (Dr SS Suresh)

 

The D’Arnaud’s Barbet is a small East African bird that feeds on insects, fruits, and seeds. Photographed in Serengeti, Tanzania (Joshua Sant)

 

The Crested Lark is common to mainland Europe, it can also be found in northern Africa and in parts of western Asia and China. It is a non-migratory bird, but it can occasionally be found as a vagrant in Great Britain. Photographed in Haryana, India (Soumendu Das)

 

Common Myna, also known as the Indian Myna, is native to Asia. It is readily identified by the brown body, black hooded head and the bare yellow patch behind the eye. Photographed in Munsiyari, Uttarakhand, India (Ajad Singh)

 

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch photographed in Sattal, India (Arindam Saha)

 

The Blue-winged Siva, also known as the Blue-winged Minla, is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, china, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam. Photographed in Uttarakhand, India (Soumendu Das)

 

Juvenile Black-hooded Oriole. This oriole is a bird of open woodland and cultivation. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia. Photographed in Hooghly, West Bengal (Nupur Banik)

 

Black-rumped Flameback is a woodpecker found widely distributed in the Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Firdousi Ahmed)

 

The Baya Weaver is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. They are social and gregarious birds. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Asian Paradise Flycatcher photographed in Dandeli, Karnataka, India (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager