Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #105

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions

In South Africa the Xhosa people call the Spotted Eagle Owl isihulu-hulu. Photo by Melissa Stuckenberg


The Black Bulbul also occurs as a white headed morph. Photo by Pranesh Kodancha


This Black-headed Bunting is closely related to the Red-headed Bunting, they both over-winter in India but breed in different parts of Eurasia. Photo by Souvik Pal


The Black-headed Ibis is silent as it lacks a voice box. Photo by Kishore Debnath


The Black-headed Kingfisher is endemic to the forests of Indonesia where it is near-threatened due to deforestation. Photo by Sathya Vagale


Blue Rock Thrushes breed in rock cavities. Photo by Prashant Kumar


This Blue-tailed Bee-eater has a similar call to the European Bee-eater. Photo by Prasenjit Sarkar


The Blue Whistling Thrushes in China are larger than those in India. Photo by Nitin Chavan


The Cinnamon Bittern breeds in reed beds. Photo by Sujoy Dasgupta


The Citrine Wagtail is native to Asia but vagrants have been recorded as far south as South Africa. Photo by Bill Chatterjee


The Common Kingfisher has a large range, over 10 million square kilometres. Photo by Kuntal Das


Coppersmith Barbets feed on fruits and berries, eating up to three times their body weight in a day. Photo by Dr Ganesh Rao


The Dark-eyed Junco is native to North America- breeding in the north and over-wintering in the south. Photo by Tim Nicol


Dark-capped Bulbuls are often found in pairs or groups of three or four. Photo by Owen Deutsch


The Eastern Bluebird is native to the eastern parts of North America. Photo by Emil Baumbach


The Himalayan Bulbul is one of the 150 bulbul species in the world. Photo by Arunava Sinha


The Indian Silverbill is closely related to the African Silverbill but in captivity they will not breed. Photo by Kallol Bhattacharya


Lesser Flamingos are listed as near-threatened due to threats to their breeding habitats in Africa and India. Photo by Somil Makadia


The Malabar Grey Hornbill is found only in the south-west of India. Photo by Harish Kumar Kohli


The Red Avadavat’s beak turns black in April. Photo by Kishore Debnath


The Red-vented Bulbul is resident to India but has been introduced to many other countries, it is listed as one of the worst invasive species in the world. Photo by Suman Kumar


The Rusty-fronted Barwing is native to the Himalayas and the mountains of Myanmar. Photo by Adhirup Ghosh


There are eight sub-species of Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler. Photo by Dr Divya Srivastava


Superb Starlings are widespread in Africa and are often found around acacia trees. Photo by Sahasrangshu Choudhury


Occasionally Long-tailed Shrikes are parasitized by cuckoos. Photo by Ritwick Bhattacharyya

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