Top 25 birds of the week: September 2021!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #September2021. We admire birds for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week.


Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis). Photographed in Mohali, Punjab India (Abhinav Poonia)


Asian Green Bee-eaters (Merops orientalis). They are also known as Little Green Bee-eaters. They are resident birds but they are also prone to seasonal movements and they are found widely distributed across Asia from coastal southern Iran east through the Indian Subcontinent to Vietnam. Photographed in Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)


The Asian Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitans) is a large wading bird found mainly in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)


Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus). It is a near passerine bird which is widely distributed across South and Southeast Asia where many populations are known to be strongly migratory. Photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Vikram Bahal)


Blue-capped Rock Thrush (Monticola cinclorhynchus). Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Simi Gopalan)


The Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis), also known as the Indian Myna, is native to Asia. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius). Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)


The Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) is the only member of the Old World oriole family of passerine birds breeding in Northern Hemisphere temperate regions. Photographed in Theh Kanjala, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica) photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). Photographed in Haryana, India Photographed (Lalit Arora)


Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). Photographed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Malabar Parakeet pair (Psittacula columboides). Malabar Parakeets are endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. Photographed in Karnataka, India (Moulie G J C Coorg)


Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Photographed in Mohali, Punjab India (Abhinav Poonia)


Shikra (Accipiter badius). Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (DR. Anand Kumar)


Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis). It is also known as the Grey Pelican, it breeds in southern Asia from southern Iran across India east to Indonesia. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Dr Anand Kumar)


Indian Thick-knee (Burhinus indicus). Photographed in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)


Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis). This is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India to Indonesia. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)


The White-cheeked Barbet (Megalaima viridis) is an Asian barbet found in Southern India. It is very similar to the more widespread Brown-headed Barbet (Psilopogon zeylanicus). Photographed in Coorg, Karnataka, India (Simi Gopalan)


The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacauta galerita) is a relatively large white cockatoo found in wooded habitats in Australia, New Guinea, and some of the islands of Indonesia. This was photographed Sydney, NSW, Australia (Paneendra BA)


Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus). Photographed in Uttarakhand, India (Satirtha Ghosh)


Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus). Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Ijay Kulkarni)


The White-throated Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus albogularis) is mainly found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily the Himalayas, and some adjoining and disjunct areas. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Binit Chatterjee)


Yellow-browed Bulbul (Acritillas indica). Photographed in Coorg, Karnataka, India (Moulie G J C)


The Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) is also called the Streaked Fantail Warbler (Kaushal Anuj)


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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager