Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #95

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on July 7, 2017

A Shikra homing in on an invertebrate prey. Photo by Suvadip Mondal‎.
The Red winged laughing thrush is found only in China and Veitnam. Photo Jay Shah, China.
Sometimes you just need to sit back and appreciate the wonder of a Peacocks tail. Photo by Keyur Nandaniya‎.
The Crowned Woodnymph is a species of hummingbird found in Souther America. This one was photographed in Colombia by Andrew Walker.
Male Black breasted Weavers build an enclosed nest from reeds and mud, and females will select him based on the quality of the nest. Photo by Tahir Abbas
The Siberian Jay is a member of the crow family and it is estimated that there are 40 000 to 80 000 breeding pairs in Finland. Photo by Jörg Asmus, Sweden.
Reddish Egret chases a Snowy Egret in Fort Myers, Florida. Photo by Melissa Penta‎
Nice subspecies of Kalij Pheasant can be found in the Himalayan foothills, from Pakistan to western Thailand. Photo by Rajesh Chaube‎.
Of the ~37 species of orioles, the Golden Oriole is the only one that breeds in the Northern Hemisphere. Photo by Vijayendra Desai‎. 
A trio of Steppe Eagles feeding off a carcass in Jalpaiguri, India. Photo by Mousam Ray‎
Rose-ringed Parakeet. quenches its thirst in Gwalior, India. Photo by Rajesh Chaube‎
Northern Pintails are easily recognizable by their long tail feathers. Photo by Soumya Roy‎.
Western Bluebirds rely on trees for their berries but also for cavities to nest in. Photo by Tim Nicol, Republic, WA.
Confusingly, the Scarlet Minivet is actually a golden, yellow colour. Photo by Tanmoy Das‎.
A White-winged grosbeak photographed in Bhutan by Radhakrishnan Sadasivam‎.
Unlike other ibises in the India, the Red-naped Ibis is not very dependent on water and is often found in dry fields a good distance away from water. Photo by Unmesh Jadav‎.
Male and female Hooded Warblers use different habitats: males in mature forest, and females in scrubbier forest and seasonally flooded areas. Photo by Owen Deutsch Photography, Chicago.
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse parents soak their breast feathers in water and deliver the water back to their nests to cool off their chicks. Photo by Dhairya Jhaveri‎
The Bearded Reedling is a wetland specialist, photographed here in Italy by Carlo Galliani‎.
Green-tailed Sunbird is also know as the Nepal yellow-backed sunbird . Photo by Sandipan Ghosh. ‎
Brown-fronted woodpeckers have zygodactyl feet, with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, to help them cling onto vertical tree trunks. Photo By Nitin A. Chavan
Bar-headed Goose is the highest flying bird and flies at 7000 m to fly over the Himalayas. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan
Black-chinned hummingbird is one of the most adaptable of all hummingbirds, often found in urban areas. Photo by Jola Charlton
The Bank Myna is called a “Sharak” in Punjabi. Photo by Subhrojit Dey.
Atlantic Puffins can live to 30 years and won’t breed until they’re 6 years old. Photo by Abhay Dahake‎, Farne Islands, UK.

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