Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: January 2020

Birds are admired for their beauty, songs, and the grace of their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem.

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme January, 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.

Yellow-eyed Prinia photographed at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Anirban Roychowdhury)


The American White Pelican is a large soaring bird that breeds in interior North America, moving south and to the coasts, as far as Central America and South America in winter. Photographed at Van Nuys CA (Henser Villela)


The Asian Openbill is mainly found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. This species breeds after the raining season, during the months of July to September in northern India and Nepal, and November to March in southern India and Sri Lanka. Photographed at Penang, Malaysia (JA Hneah)


The Black Kite is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Populations of this species found in the temperate regions tend to be migratory while the tropical ones are resident. Photo taken at New Delhi, India (Aarnav Ahuja)


Female Black-naped Monarch photographed at Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)


Blue-winged Minla, also known as the Blue-winged Siva, is found in th Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Photographed at Satta, Uttarakhand (Aparna Mondal)


The Bluethroat is a migratory bird that breeds in wet birch wood or bushy swamp in Europe and Asia with foothold in western Alaska. Photographed at Kota, Rajasthan (Shashi Dushyant)


Brahminy Kite photographed at Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India (Sinchan Ray)


The Common Kingfisher is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. This species is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter. Photographed at the Keshopur Wetlands, Gurdaspur, India (Vishesh Kamboj)


The Common Stonechat is more widely considered to be a superspecies consisting of several related but distinct species. All these are outwardly fairly similar but genetically distinct and replacing each other geographically without significant. Photographed at Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)


The Eurasian Hoopoe is the most widespread species of the hoope, native to Europe, Asia and the northern half of Africa. Photographed at Delhi, India (Kartik)


The Ferruginous Partridge is found in various habitat types, including tropical dry forest and tropical moist lowland forest, secondary scrub and secondary bamboo growth. Photographed at Kaeng, Krachen, Thailand (Gargi Biswas)


The Golden Bush Robin is found in the northern regions of Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Photographed at Pangot, Uttarakhand, India (Kondasamy Dhanapal)


Green-backed Tit photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand (Aparna Mondal)


The Greylag Goose are largely herbivorous and feed chiefly on grasses. Photographed at Jamnagar, Gujarat, India (Vishwas Thakker)


The Indian Silverbill is a small passerine bird found in the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining regions that was formerly considered to include the closely related African Silverbill. Photographed in Delhi, India (Kartik)


Indian White-eye, also known as the Oriental White-eye, is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is a resident breeder in open woodland on the Indian Subcontinent. Photographed at Munnar, Kerala, India (Sanjay Garg)


The Jungle Prinia is a resident breeder in Bangladesh and India, far southwestern Nepal and Sri Lanka, typically found in dry open grassland, open woodland, scrub and sometimes gardens. Photographed at Hussainiwala Wetlands, Ferozepur, Punjab (Deepak Singla)


Little Egret photographed at Bangkok, Thailand (Gargi Biswas)


The Orange-headed Thrush is well common in well-wooded areas of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Most of its populations are resident. Photographed at Sattaal, Uttarakhand (Shashi Dushyant)


The Painted Stork is a large wader in the stork family. It is found in the wetland of the plains of tropical Asia south of Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent. Photographed at Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)


The Pied Kingfisher is a widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Males of this species have a double band across the breast, while females have a single gorget that is often broken in the middle. Photo taken at Keshopur Wetlands, Gurdaspur, India (Vishesh Kamboj)


Red-billed Blue Magpie Photographed at Uttarakhand, India (Partha Das)


The spotted owlet is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia. Often seen in rural and urban habitat as it has adapted to living in cities. Photographed at Ranthambhore National Park (Samanvay Bhutani)


The Wood Sandpiper is the smallest of the shanks, which are mid-sized long-legged waders of the family Scolopacidae. Photographed at Faridkot Punjab, India (Jasvir Faridkot)


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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager