Top 25 birds of the week: October 2020

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #October. 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.

White-tailed Robin photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Variable Wheatear is a bird of arid and semi-arid regions, and is locally abundant in barren rocky areas, sand dunes with scrub vegetation, cultivation, ravines, outside villages and nomadic encampments. Photographed in Punjab, India (Sandeep Beas)

 

Tickell’s Thrush photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Aparna Mondal)

 

Common Egret photographed in Dhule, Maharashtra, India (Vinay Sonawane)

 

The Scaly-breasted Munia is endemic to Asia and occurs from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines. It has been introduced into many parts of the world. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Aparna Mondal)

 

The Rufous-collared Kingfisher is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. Photographed in Perak, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

Rose-ringed Parakeet photographed in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)

 

Red Munia or Strawberry Finch or Red Avadavat. Photographed in Mysuru, Karnataka (Arun Kumar)

 

Pygmy Cupwing, also known as the Pygmy Wren-babbler. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Pond Heron Captured at Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Pin-tailed Parrotfinch is found in subtropical/tropical in both montane and lowland moist forest, and is also found in bamboo thicketd and rice plantations. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Pale-billed Flowerpecker is also known as the Tickell’s Flowerpecker. It is a small bird that feeds on nectar and berries, found in India, Sri lanka, Bangladesh and western Myanmar. Photographed at the Bangalore outskirts, India (Ramesh Aithal)

 

Oriental Pratincole in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Oriental Magpie Robin photographed in Baruipur, West Bengal, India (Soumyo Chatterjee)

 

Indian White-eye, also known as the Oriental White-eye. Photographed in Vadodara Gujarat, India (Rajvi Parikh)

 

Indian Sliverbill, also known as the White-throated Munia, is a small passerine bird found in the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining regions that was formerly considered to include the closely related African Silverbill. Photographed in Jamnagar, Gujarat, Indian (Vishwas Thakkar)

 

The Grey-throated Babbler prefers subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Eurasian Wryneck photographed in Timbi, Vadodara (Rajvi Parikh)

 

A male Muscovy duck is mostly dark with a face that is marked with red warty-like bumps. Photographed in Winter Springs, USA (Linn Smith)

 

Dark-sided Flycatchers photography by Soumya Chakraborty

 

Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush in Neora Valley, West Bengal (Binit Chatterjee)

 

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, eastwards towards parts of Southeast Asia. Photographed in Lat Panchar, West Bengal, India (Aparna Mondal)

 

The Blue-capped Rock Thrush is a summer visitor in parts of the Afghanistan and along the Himalayas from Pakistan to Arunachal Pradesh. Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

Black-winged Kite photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Alexandrine Parakeet is sometimes called the Alexandrine Parrot. Photographed in Gurugram, Haryana, India (Birendra Kumar)

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager