Top 25 birds of the week: November 2020

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #November. 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 Black Kite is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. Photographed in Kolkata South, West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)

 

White-spotted or White breasted Fantail photographed at the Bangalore outskirts, India (Ramesh Aithal)

 

The Yellow-rumped Warbler. This species of warbler migrates later than most other warblers, and they are easily identified by the telltale yellow area on their rump. Photographed in USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Pin-tailed Parrotfinch photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Buff-vented Bulbul is a songbird found in south-eastern Myanmar, south-western Thailand, on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and nearby islands. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Coppersmith Barbet photographed at the Bangalore outskirts, India (Ramesh Aithal)

 

The Crested Lark is common to mainland Europe, this bird can also be found in northern Africa and in parts of western Asia and China. Photographed in Sirsa, Haryana, India (Sanjeev Goyal)

 

Eurasian Hoopoe photographed in Rajkot, Gujarat, India (Dakshesh Ashra)

 

The Fire-breasted Flowerpecker is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Like other flowerpeckers, this is a small bird that feeds on fruits and plays an important role in the dispersal or fruiting plants. Photographed in Latpanchor, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India (Biplab Dey)

 

Fire-tailed Myzornis photographed in Darjeeling Hills, West Bengal, India (Chandranath Chatterjee)

 

The Grey Bush Chat is found in the Himalayas, southern China, Taiwan, Nepal and mainland Southeast Asia. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)

 

The Grey Heron is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. Photographed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan (Pankaj Kapoor)

 

The Indian Eagle-owl is a large horned owl species native to hilly and rocky scrub forests in the Indian Subcontinent. Photographed at the Harike Wetlands (Manish Ahuja)

 

The Indian Robin is a widespread species in the Indian Subcontinent and ranges across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

Indian White-eye photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Knob-billed Duck at Faridkot, Punjab Photograph (Gagan Bedi)

 

The Large Grey Babbler is found across India and far western Nepal. Individuals of this species are usually common in the scrub, open forest and garden-land. Photographed in Vellore, Tamilnadu, India (TP Brabhakar)

 

The Nilgiri Laughingthrush is endemic to the high elevation areas of the Nilgiris and adjoining hill ranges in Peninsular India. Photographed in Nilgiris (Sathyanaarayan GV)

 

The Orange-headed Thrush is a common bird in well-wooded areas of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Most populations of the Orange-headed Thrush are resident. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

The Pale-billed Flowerpecker is a tiny, small bird that feeds on nectar and berries, found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and western Myanmar. Photographed in Durgapur, West Bengal (Aparna Mondal)

 

Purple Sunbird photographed in Narendrapur, West Bengal, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)

 

The Red Avadavat, also known as the Strawberry Finch or the Red Munia, is a sparrow-sized bird found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

The Silverbill Munia is found in the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining regions. It was formerly considered to include the closely related African Silverbill. Photographed in Faridkot, Punjab (Gagan Bedi)

 

The Yellow-bellied Prinia is found in Pakistan, the southern Himalayan foothills, the norther-eastern Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. Photographed at the Harike Wetlands, India (Manish Ahuja)

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager