Top 25 birds of the week: Resident Birds!

Non-migratory birds are often known as resident birds and they are found in the same area all year round. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #resident_birds.
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. Enjoy!


Zitting Cisticola photographed in Kolkata, India (Supriya Malhotra)


The Yellow-browed Bulbul is found in the forests of southern India and Sri Lanka. Photographed at the Butterfly Nature Camp, Karnataka, India (Arun Samak)


The Yellow-bellied Prinia is found in Pakistan, the southern Himalayan foothills, the northeastern Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Noreen Chong)


The White-throated Laughingthrush is found mainly in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily the Himalayas, and some adjoining and disjunct areas. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gargi Biswas)


White-browed Fulvetta. Photographed at the Singalila National park, West Bengal, India (Saptarshi Mukherjee)


The White-throated Kingfisher is also a tree kingfisher widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian Subcontinent to the Philippines. It is a resident bird over much of its range, although some populations may take short distance movements. Photographed in Arambagh, West Bengal, India (Sumitava Kundu)


The Crested Lark is a non-migratory bird but it can occasionally be found as a vagrant in Great Britain. Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)


The Northern Cardinal does not migrate or molt, so its bright plumage can still be seen in the wintertime in backyards everywhere. Photographed at Magic Hedge in Chicago Illinois, USA (Owen Deutsch)


Streaked Spiderhunter photographed in Malaysia (Terence Ang)


Stork-billed Kingfisher is a tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India to Indonesia. This kingfisher is a resident throughout its range. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Nupur Banik)


The Silver-throated Tanager is a brightly coloured tanager resident from Costa Rica, through Panama and western Colombia, to western Ecuador. Photographed in Costa Rica, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)


Red Avadavat photographed at Gobichettipalayam, Tamilnadu, India (Sundara Manikkam)


The Purple Sunbird is mainly found in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian Peninsula. photographed in Nadia, West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)


The Plain Prinia is also called the Plain Wren-warbler or the White-browed Wren-warbler. It is a resident breeder from Pakistan and India to south China and southeast Asia. Photographed at the Dhanauri wetlands, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (Vijay Madan)


The Pied Bush Chat is a small passerine bird found from West Asia and Central Asia to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Kotdwara Uttrakhand, India (Vijay Madan)


The Paddyfield Pipit is a resident breeder in open scrubs, grasslands and cultivated lands of South East Asian region. Photographed in Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)


Eurasian Hoopoe photographed in West Bengal, India (Momita Bhattacharya)


The Great Egret is a large heron also known as the Common Egret, Large Egret, Great White Egret or Great White Heron. It is a widely distributed egret with four subspecies found in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and southern Europe. Photographed in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)


Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka (Asmita Baji)


The Chestnut-crowned Warbler photographed in Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India (Avijit Dutta)


The Black-rumped Flameback is also known as the Lesser Goldenback or the Golden-backed Woodpecker. Photographed in Delhi, India (Jitin Kalra)


Black-and-orange Flycatcher. This bird in endemic to the central and southern Western Ghats, the Nilgris and Palni hill ranges in southern India. Photographed in Nilgiris, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India (Harish Kumar Kohli)


The Bengal Bush Lark is a species of lark found in southern Asia. It is short-tailed and has a strong stout bill. Photographed in West Bengal, Howra, India (Momita Bhattacharya)


Ashy Prinia photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


The Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike is an inhabitant of lowland forest and even mangroves of Malay Peninsular and Great Sundas. Photographed in Malaysia (Saravanan Palanisamy)


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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager