Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #103

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions on September 1, 2017

The Asian Openbill uses their unusual bill to open molluscs. Photo by Palash Thakkar


The Black-headed Jay is known to occasionally scavenge scraps from humans. Photo by Rajeev Tyagi


Brahminy Kites are known to steal prey from other birds. Photo by Sathya Vagale


A Brahminy Starling moving with purpose in New Delhi, India. Photo by Adhirup Ghosh


Brown-hooded Kingfishers excavate a 1 metre tunnel and lay their eggs in a chamber at the end. Photo by Clifton Bijon


The Brahminy Starling is often found near human habitation. Photo by Rahul Beri


The Grey-headed Gull is a coastal species and seldom flies out to sea. Photo by Rodnick Clifton Bijon


The Indian Pitta is shy and is usually seen hopping around the undergrowth. Photo by Raghavendra Joshi


The Indian Robin is native to Indian and there are several sub species based on plumage. Photo by Adhirup Ghosh


The Indian Scimitar Babbler is the only Scimitar Babbler found on the Indian Peninsula. Photo by Sushil Khekare


Laughing Doves were introduced to Australia in 1889 and have become established. Photo by Ashish Tiwari


The Lesser Golden-back Woodpecker is one of the few woodpeckers to occur in urban areas. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi


The Little Grebe dives into the water catch its prey. Photo by Manoj K Bind


The Northern Harrier breeds in Canada and northern parts of the USA. Photo by Leslie Reagan


Young Little Grebes are given feathers to eat by their parents which protects their stomach from fish bones. Photo by Wasif Yaqeen


The Rufous-capped Babbler is native to tropical forests. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh


Silver-eared Mesia eat mainly insects and larvae. Photo by Mohit Ghatak


Unlike other waders the Small Pratincole hunts on the wing. Photo by Amit Ghosh


The Striated Laughingthrush breeds between April and August. Photo by Shantanu Bhattacharya


The Western Meadowlark is native to the USA. This one was photographed in Wyoming by Emil Baumbach


The White-collared Black Bird is native to India, China, Bhutan and Nepal. Photo by Pranesh Kodancha


The White-throated Dipper is the national bird of Norway. Photo by Carlo Galliani


The Wire-tailed Swallow weighs in at just 13 grams. Photo by Palash Thakkar


The Wood Duck, native to North America almost went extinct in the early 1900s. However after a hunting ban the species has recovered. Photo by Carlo Galliani


Yellow-eyed Babblers are commonly seen in groups of between 5and 15. Photo by Sathya Vagale

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