Top 25 birds of the week: Yellow Feathers

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #Yellow, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of the week. Enjoy!

The American Goldfinch is a common and widespread bird. It is found year-round in a large portion of the United States, though it’s tell-tail yellow plumage becomes a somewhat muted yellowish-brown colour in the winter. Photographed in the USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Males and females of the Bananaquit are alike, with juveniles looking duller and the often have a partially yellow eyebrow and throat. Photographed in Moko, Aruba, the Caribbean (Michiel Oversteegen)

 

Baya Weavers re generally social and gregarious birds. Breeding males have a bright yellow crown, dark brown mask, blackish brown bill, upperparts are dark brown streaked with yellow, with yellow breast and cream buff below. Photographed in Bangalore, India (Mohan Bala)

 

Black-eared Shrike-babbler photographed in Bhutan (Ramesh Aithal)

 

The Black-hooded Oriole is found in open woodland and cultivation. Males of this species have a typical oriole black and yellow colouration. Females are drabber birds with greenish underparts, but still has the black hood. Photo taken in Vazhani, Kerala, India (Vidjit Vijaysanker)

 

The Black-naped Oriole is a medium-sized and overall golden bird with a strong pinkish bill and a broad black mask and nape. Photographed in Bangalore, India (Mohan Bala)

 

Blackburnian Warbler photographed in Moko, Aruba, the Caribbean (Michiel Oversteegen)

 

The Citrine Wagtail is a small songbird that breeds in the central Palearctic in wet meadows and tundra. Adult male in breeding plumage in basically grey or black above, with white on the remiges, and bright yellow below and of the entire head except for the black nape. Photographed in Mangalajudi, Odisha (Kalyani Kapdi)

 

The Common Iora is found across the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, with populations showing plumage variations. Photographed in Punjab, India (Garry Bhatti)

 

The Eastern Yellow Wagtail is a slender long bird, with characteristic long, constantly wagging tail. The breeding adult males basically have an olive colour above and the yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white. Photographed in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India (Srivatsan Sathiyamoorthy)

 

Eurasian Golden Oriole, or simply the Golden Oriole, is a summer migrant in Europe and western Asia and spends the winter season in central and southern Africa. Males have a typical oriole black and yellow plumage, but females of this species are drabber green birds. Photographed in Bangalore, India (Rashmi Deshpande)

 

Golden Warbler photographed in Cabo Rojo, Dominican Republic (Owen Deutsch Photography)

 

The Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher is also known as the Grey-headed Flycatcher. This species has a square crest, a grey hood and yellow underparts. Males and females are indistinguishable in plumage. Photographed in Kotdwar, Uttrakhand (Vijay Madan)

 

The Grey-hooded Warbler is found at the temperate forests of the Himalayas. Photographed in Himalayas, Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker, or sometimes called the Black-rumped Flameback or Lesser Goldenback, is a woodpecker found widely distributed in the Indian Subcontinent. It has a typical woodpecker shape, and the golden yellow wing coverts are distinctive. Photographed in Bangalore, India (Tilak Ch)

 

The Lesser Goldfinch is a very small songbird of the Americas. Males of this species are easily recognized by their bright yellow underparts and big white patches in the tail and on the wings. Photographed at Mountain View, California, USA (Paneendra BA)

 

Long-tailed Minivet photographed at Tara Devi, Himachal Pradesh (Gagan Bedi)

 

Female Orange Minivet photographed in Virajpet, Coorg Karnataka, India (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

The Indian white-eye was formerly called the Oriental White-eye. It is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. Birds of this species have yellowish olive upper parts, white eye ring, yellow throat and vent. Photographed in New Delhi, India (Nishith Dwivedi)

 

Plain Sunbird photographed in Penang, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

The Purple Sunbird is widely distributed from West Asia through the India Subcontinent and into Southeast Asia. This species is resident in most parts of its range. While males have a glossy metallic bluish to purplish black on the upper parts with the wings appearing dark brown, females are olive brown above with a yellowish underside. non-breeding males may show a central streak of black on yellow underparts. Photographed in Pondicherry, India (Pallavi Sarkar)

 

Silver-throated Tanager is a brightly coloured small passerine bird found to be resident from Costa Rica, through Panama and western Colombia, to western Ecuador. Photographed at the Costarican jungle (Ramesh Aithal)

 

The Western Yellow Wagtail breeds in much of the temperate Europe and Asia. Breeding adult birds are olive coloured above and yellow below. It is the shortest tailed of the European wagtails. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Yellow-bellied Fantail is also known as the Yellow-bellied Fairy-fantail. It is found in the Indian subcontinent, the Himalayas, and portions of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. Photographed in Kotdwara, Uttrakhand, India (Sheri Chander)

 

Yellow-browed Bulbul, sometimes called the Golden-browed Bulbul, is found in the forests of southern India and Sri Lanka. Photographed in Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, India (Deepa Javdekar)

 

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager