Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #92

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on June 16, 2017

Slaty-headed parakeets exhibit altitudinal migration; they move down to the warmer valleys of the Himalayas for the chilly winter. Photo by Awais Ali Sheikh.
Although Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feed mostly on nectar, they are also known to feed on insects. Photo by Michiel Oversteegen.
A Purple Heron caught just before take-off. Photo by Arijit Mondal‎.
A young Peregrine Falcon comes in to land on its home cliff. Photo by Leslie Reagan‎.
A tiny Black-winged Stilt chick explores the big, wide world. Photo by Narahari Kanike‎.
A duo of Oriental White-eyes battle it out in mid-air. Photo by Nagaraj Chindanur‎.
The largest colony of Griffon Vultures is in Spain. Photo by Carlo Galliani‎.
A fluster of Cape Parrots captures in King Williams Town, South Africa. There are only about 1000 of these birds left in the wild. Photo by Rodnick Clifton Biljon‎.
Crested Caracaras belong to the family Falconidae, but unlike falcons, they are rather sluggish flyers and often scavengers. Photo by Sambath Subbaiah‎.
A Common Kingfisher shakes off after a dive in Amravati, Maharashtra. Photo by Rahul Gupta‎
Common Hawk Cuckoos are brood parasites – they lay their eggs in the nests of babblers. Photo by Ravalnath Joshi‎
Cedar Waxwings are so-called because of the red waxy secretion that is sometimes found on their secondary feathers. Photo by Suraj Ramamurthy.
The Egyptian Vulture is an important member of the “clean up crew” without whom, the landscape would be a much messier place. Photo by Pranesh Kodancha‎.
The Blue Jay is. a common sight in Central Park, New York City. Photo by Shu-Ti Chiou‎.
A beautiful portrait of a Black Kite in West Bengal by Suvadip Mondal‎.
Asian Paradise Flycatchers will often build their nests near to a pair of Drongos who will keep predators away. Photo by Sudipto Roy.
A Pied Kingfisher is chased by a Black Drongo in Cuttack, India. Photo by Sujoy Dasgupta‎.
This close-up of a Greater Flamingo illustrates the unique structure of their filter-feeding bills. Photo by Sudipta Chakraborty.
Great Knots are endangered because of destruction of their “stop-over” habitat. Photo by Aravind Venkatraman.
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker. feeds on fruit and plays an important role in seed dispersal. Photo by Birupakshya Mitra.
The Khaleej Pheasant is an invasive alien species in Hawaii because it spreads the seeds of invasive plants. Photo by Arun Samak‎.
A Long-eared Owl feels the winter chill in Italy. Photo by Carlo Galliani‎.
The Bateleur Eagle is also known as the Short-tailed Eagle. Photo by Munish Raja‎.
Northern Shovelers use their “shovel-like” bill to forage for aquatic invertebrates. Photo by Nitin Madan‎.
A heavenly moment of an Egret in the Camargue captured by Christian Bagnol Photography.

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