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- Sunda frogmouths prefer the subtropical or tropical moist lowland, mangrove, montane forests in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. (Syahputra Putra)
Tricolored herons are resident breeders from the Gulf states of the USA and N Mexico all the way S through Central America and the Caribbean to central Brazil and Peru. (Sjoerd van Berge Henegouwen)
Ocellated turkeys have a highly-restricted distribution on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. (Sjoerd van Berge Henegouwen)
Rufous woodpeckers are found mainly on the Indian Subcontinent and have an unclear lineage. (Shreya Singha Ray)
Blue-fronted barbets are widespread asian barbets found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam. (Prasanna AV)
Chestnut-bellied rockthrushes prefer the temperate forests of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Tibet, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Prasanna AV)
Greater painted snipes are a sought-after sighting in marshes across Africa, India, Pakistan and SE Asia. (Prasanna AV)
Greater yellownapes prefer the subtropical or tropical moist lowland and montane forests of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Prasanna AV)
Red-billed leiothrixes are found in the hill forests of found in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Burma and parts of Tibet. (Prasanna AV)
Regal sunbirds are a stunning sighting in found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. (Adam Riley / www.rockjumperbirding.com)
Common kingfishers have a wide distribution across Europe, Asia and N Africa S of 60°N, sometimes migrating down rivers that freeze. (Shovon Sarkar)
Ultramarine flycatchers prefer the Open, mixed forests of oak, rhododendron, pine, fir in the W Himalayas and central India.. (Megh Roy Choudhury)
Jungle bush quails are distributed across the Indian Subcontinent in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. (Megh Roy Choudhury)
Crimson sunbirds are the national bird of Singapore and breed in tropical S Asia from India to Indonesia. (Megh Roy Choudhury)
Little egrets breed throughout the wetlands of the warmer temperate regions of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. (Deborah Pearse)
Klaas’s cuckoos are found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Tim Cockcroft)
House crows have been spread around the world by shipping, but are indigenous to S Asia in Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, SW Thailand and coastal S Iran. (Johny Vinoth)
Buff-banded rails are found throughout much of Australasia and the SW Pacific region, including the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and numerous smaller islands. (Greg Oakley)
Plain prinias are resident breeders from Pakistan and India to S China and SE Asia, and were recently separated from the tawny-flanked prinia in Africa. (Arindam Saha)
Brown-throated martins are usually associated closely with water and have a wide distribution in Africa where they nest at the end of tunnels bored in sandbanks. (Rodnick Clifton Biljon)
Great rufous woodcreepers are the largest in the world and prefer the subtropical or tropical dry and moist lowland forests in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. (Carlos Cuñado Strelkov)
Eurasian wrynecks breed in the more temperate regions of Europe and Asia, most often wintering in tropical Africa and tropical S Asia from Iran all the way to the Indian Subcontinent. (Debanshu Mukherjee)
Eurasian wrens prefer the coniferous forests of N Europe and Asia. Photographed here in Estonia. (Karl Ander Adami)
Small minivets are found in tropical S Asia from the Indian subcontinent all the way E to Indonesia. (Firoz Al Sabah)
Goldcrests are widespread across Eurasia where they breed in coniferous woodland and gardens. (Karl Ander Adami)
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