Top 25 birds of the week: September 2020

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #September. 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-breasted Waterhen photographed in Agarpara, West Bengal, India (Alok Das)

 

The Ashy Prinia is a common bird in urban gardens and farmland in many parts of India and its small size and distinctive colours and upright tail make it easy to identify. Photographed in Mohali, Punjab, India (Amandeep Singh)

 

The Black-breasted Weaver is also known as the Bengal Weaver or Black-throated Weaver. It is found throughout the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent. Photographed in Karnataka (Prabhakar T P)

 

The Black-headed Jay ranges from eastern Afghanistan eastwards, across the Himalayas, from India to Nepal and Bhutan. It is found in wooded country with large areas of open ground rather than dense forest. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand (Aparna mondal)

 

Black-crowned Night Heron photographed in Alibaug, India (Kalyani Kapdi)

 

The Blue Whistling Thrush is a widely distributed species with populations that show variations in size and plumage. Several of them are considered subspecies. Photographed in Sattal Uttarakhand (Aparna Mondal)

 

The Common Iora is a small passerine bird found across the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, with populations showing plumage variations, some which are designated as subspecies. Photographed in Satpura Foothills, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Common Kingfisher photographed in the Outskirts of Kolkata, India (Kalyan Kumar Phani)

 

Eastern Reef Egret, also known as the Pacific Reef Heron or the Eastern Reef Heron, is a species of heron found throughout southern Asia and Oceania. They are medium-sized herons, reaching 57 to 66 cm in length. Photographed in Koh Larn, Thailand (Gargi Biswas)

 

Eurasian Spoonbill photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Golden Oriole, also called the Eurasian Golden Oriole, is the only member of the oriole family of passerine birds breeding in Northern Hemisphere temperate regions. Photographed in Himachal Pradesh, India (Gur Simrat Singh)

 

The Greater Yellownape is a species of bird in the woodpecker family Picidae. It is found in East Asia from northern and eastern India to south-eastern China, Indochina, Hainan, and Sumatra. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Abhay Dahake)

 

Grey-bellied Bulbul photographed in Sabah, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Grey-winged Blackbird is found in south-eastern Asia from the Himalayas to northern Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Aparna Mondal)

 

The Lesser Adjutant is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is closely associated with wetland habitats where it is solitary and is less likely to scavenge than the related Greater Adjutant. Photographed in Johore, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

Little Ringed Plover photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Purple Sunbird is a small bird in the sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Photographed in Jalandhar Punjab (Sanjiv Khanna)

 

The Red-headed Bunting is a migratory bird that winters in India and Bangladesh. It breeds in open scrubby areas including agricultural land. Photographed in Faridkot, Punjab, India (Jasvir Faridkot)

 

Red-vented Bulbul photographed at the Outskirts of Kolkata, India (Kalyan Kumar Phani)

 

The Rufous Woodpecker is found in South and Southeast Asia. photographed in Jai Prakash Udyan, Bhagalpur (Sumit K Sum)

 

Scaly-breasted Laughingthrush photographed in Rishyap, Neora valley, West Bengal Photo (Binit Chatterjee)

 

Spotted Munia, or the Scaly-breasted Munia. Photographed at the Satpura Foothills, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Streak-throated Woodpecker is a medium-sized, green woodpecker with streaked throat and scaly whitish underparts. Photographed in Baruipur, West Bengal, India (Soumyo Chatterjee)

 

The Wire-tailed Swallow is found in open country near water and human habitation. Wire-tailed swallows are fast flyers and they generally feed on insects, especially flies, while airborne. Photographed at the Satpura Foothills, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Yellow Bittern is a small bittern of Old World origins, breeding in the northern Indian Subcontinent, east to the Russian Far East, Japan and Indonesia. It is mainly resident, but some northern birds migrate short distances. Photographed in Punjab, India (Jasvir Faridkot)

 

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