There were so many amazing submissions this month that we decided to publish two editions of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” this week! An amazing collection of wild bird photographs that adds to an already amazing catalogue of 69 editions! Please submit your best wild bird photographs to: www.wildbirdtrust.com/top25/ and our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wildbirdtrust
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Oriental magpie-robins are distributed across most of the Indian Subcontinent and parts of SE Asia, preferring urban gardens and forests. (Arindam Saha)
Blue-throated barbets are a regular sighting across the Indian Subcontinent and SE Asia. (Arindam Saha)
Common goldeneyes are found in the lakes and rivers of boreal forests across Canada and the northern United States, Scandinavia and northern Russia. Photographed here in Espoo (Finland). (Antero Topp)
Blue tits are resident and non-migratory and are widespread, common resident cavity-nesters throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and W Asia, preferring deciduous or mixed woodlands with Quercus sp. Photographed here in Laajalahti (Finland). (Antero Topp)
Red-breasted flycatchers breed in E Europe and across much of central Asia, wintering in S Asia. (Amit Kumar Ghosh)
Common hawk-cuckoos are found across the Indian Subcontinent, appearing to mimic the Shikra in its style of flight and landing on a perch. (Akshay Jadhav)
Great stone curlews are resident breeders in tropical S Asia from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka all the way to SE Asia. (Abhisek Patnaik)
American pipits breed in the high tundra habitats of the Arctic latitudes and the alpine tundra of the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada. (John Carlson)
Brewer’s blackbirds prefer the open and semi-open habitats, often near water, across central and W North America. (John Carlson)
Greater striped swallows breed in S Africa from South Africa and Namibia to S Zimbabwe, wintering further N in Angola, Tanzania and S Democratic Republic of Congo. (Martin Heigan)
Indian nightjars are found from NW India, parts of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, while S of the Himalayas they are found at lower elevations all the way E to Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. (Pratibha Riswadkar)
Cape shovelers are well-known in South Africa with uncommon sightings further N in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, S Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia. (Rodnick Clifton Biljon)
Oriental dwarf kingfishers are found in found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. (Shantanu Ambulgekar)
Black harrier populations have declined in recent years to less than 1000 birds and are now classified as Vulnerable, despite still having a wide breeding range in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. (Louis Groenewald)
Indigo buntings are migratory and range from S Canada to N Florida during the breeding season, but move from S Florida to N South America during the winter. (Milan Ljumovic)
Inca terns are restricted to the Humboldt current and breed on the coasts of Peru and Chile. (Adam Riley / www.rockjumperbirding.com)
Griffon vultures breed on cliffs and crags in mountains in S Europe, N Africa and Asia. (Eric Simeon)
Atlantic puffins are found in the N Atlantic along the coasts of N Europe all the way S to N France, the British Isles, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Norway and Atlantic Canada, as well as S to Maine, wintering to the S in places like Morocco and New York. (Graham Swann)
Fan-tailed cuckoos are found in Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. (Erica Siegel)
European bee-eaters breed in S Europe and parts of N Africa and W Asia, wintering in tropical Africa, India and Sri Lanka. Photographed here in Romania. (Katarzyna Wojno)
Ferruginous flycatchers prefer the subtropical or tropical moist montane forests of Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Debapratim Saha)
Great egrets are distributed across most of the world’s tropical and warmer temperate regions, and are partially migratory in colder N parts of their range. (Balaji Loganathan)
African fish eagles are the sentinels of the continent’s waterways south of the Sahel and their call the theme song of the African bush. (Chad Wright)
Collared babblers prefer the subtropical or tropical moist lowland and montane forests of Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Rich Lindie / www.rockjumperbirding.com)
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