Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #102

The Bar-tailed Godwit is known to take the longest non-stop flight in its migration from the Arctic to Eurasia and Australia. Photo by Jaidevsinh Rathod


The Black-rumped Flameback adapts well to urban areas. Photo by Amit Prasad


The Blue Rock Thrush is the national bird of the island Malta. Photo by Wasif Yaqeen


The Blue-fronted Redstart breeds in central China and the Himalayas. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh


The Blue-tailed Bee-eater is closely related to the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater. Photo by Rahul Chakraborty


The Crimson-rumped Toucanet is native to the rainforests of Venezuela and Ecuador. Photo by Suraj Ramamurthy


The Asian Emerald Dove spends much of its time on the ground, foraging. Photo by Pranesh Kodancha


The European Bee-eater seems to be extending its breeding range northwards into Great Britain, Finland and Sweden. Photo by Carlo Galliani


The Green-tailed Sunbird is native to the mountain forests of India and South-east Asia. Photo by Kanchan Kumar Basu


Himalayan Bulbuls are strongly territorial during breeding. Photo by Rajeev Tyagi


The timing of Indian Cormorant’s breeding is dependent on rainfall. Photo by Manoj Bind


Indian Rollers are known to feed along roadsides, as a result they often get killed by cars. Photo by Saikat Banik


This female Malabar Trogon is much duller than the male which has a crimson breast and black head. Photo by Zameerpasha Junaidi


Himalayan vultures are susceptible to poisoning by eating livestock which have been treated with the drug Diclofenac. Photo by Rajeev Tyagi


White eyes are a widespread group occurring in Africa, south-east Asia and Australian. This Oriental White eye is one of the Asian species. Photo by Vipek Tripathi


The Pied Avocet stopped breeding in Great Britain in 1840 but re-established a population in 1947. Photo by Irtiza Bukhari


The Atlantic Puffin returns to where it was hatched to breed. Photo by Antonis Tsaknakis


Purple Sunbirds feed mainly on nectar but will supplement their diet with insects. Photo by Achintya Das


The Red-headed Bunting breeds in central Asia and over-winters in India. Photo by Wasif Yaqeen


The Rüppell’s Vulture is listed as critically endangered, mainly due to poisoning. Photo by Vipin Sharma


The Spotted Owlet breeds between November and April. Photo by Saikat Banik


The Venezuelan Troupial is the national bird of Venezuela. Photo by Raymond De Jesús Asencio


The Ultramarine Flycatcher usually lays 4 eggs. Photo by Ram Vaidyanathan


The Spotted Owlet shows great variation in size. Photo by Irtiza Bukhari


The Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii) is named after the Norwegian biologist Christen Smith. Photo by Palash Thakkar

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