Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #88

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on May 19, 2017

Greater Roadrunners spend most of their lives on the ground hunting lizards, small mammals, and birds. Photo by Leslie Reagan
The Tui is endemic to New Zealand and is a member of the diverse honeyeater family. Photo by Tony Stoddard.
A Black-headed Ibis searches for morsels in the dust in Gujarat. Photo by Nitin Sidhpura‎.
The oldest known Brown Pelican lived 43 years. Photo by Gail Pfoh‎
The American Kestrel feeds mostly on insects but are partial to the occasional lizard! Photo by Raymond De Jesus Asencio‎.
Long-tailed Broadbills are very sociable and often travel in large, noisy parties except during the mating season. Photo by Jay Shah‎.
The Maroon Oriole’s natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests in India and Southeast Asia. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh‎
The Lesser flamingo occurs in sub-Saharan Africa with another population in India. Photo by Vishwas Thakkar‎.
Jerdon’s Leaf Bird is named after British naturalist Thomas C. Jerdon. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi‎
A pair of Kingfishers locked in a courtship chase in Southern California. Photo by Leslie Reagan‎
The Southern double-collared Sunbird is a commonly seen flitting between the flowers of the remarkable Fynbos vegetation in the Western Cape of South Africa. Photo by Mary Walker
Both male and female Spot-billed Ducks undergo a complete postnuptial moult, dropping all their wing feathers simultaneously. Photo by Vishwas Thakkar‎.
At 8 to 10 cm in length, the Spotted Pardalote is one of the smallest of all Australian birds. Photo by Ashvij Putta‎
The Resplendent Quetzal is a member of the Trogon family and is the national bird of Guatemala. Photo by Abinash Dhal‎
A Red Jungle Fowl captured in a rare moment of flamboyance. Photo by Ami Prabal‎
A Himalayan Bulbul rises up. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi‎
The Arrow Marked Babbler is a Southern Africa species and has been recorded as host of the Levaillant’s cuckoo. Photo by Jan Roos.
A beautifully backlit Blue-tailed Bee-eater. Photo by Shyam Sundar.
Eastern Imperial Eagles are a lowland species, but due to habitat loss and hunting they have been pushed to higher elevations in Europe. Photo by Swethadri Doraiswamy‎
A Great Egret tip-toes through a wetland in search of prey. Photo by Farrukh Zafar
Swallow-tailed Gull is endemic to the Galapagos islands. Photo by Doug Gould.
Indian Thick-knee is also called the Indian stone-curlew because of its call that is much like that of a curlew. Photo by Rajesh Chaube‎
Crested Hawk Eagle or Changeable hawk Eagles eat mammals, birds, and reptiles. Photo by Shyam Sundar Nijgal
A Common Loon gives her chicks a ride on her back in Colville National Forest, Washington. . Photo by Tim Nicol
The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and national animal of the United States of America. Photo by Sjoerd Van Berge Henegouwen‎

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