Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #93

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on June 23, 2017

Whitebreasted Cormorants rely heavily on freshwater ecosystems. Photo by Owen Deutsch Photography
Spotted Owlets have adapted to human landscape and are often found in cities and farmlands. Photo by Santhosh Palaniswamy‎.
A intricate close-up of a Rock Dove. Photo by Subhrojit Dey.
Lagger Falcon habitat in Madurai is threatened by extensive quarrying. Photo by Chandrashekar Sundaram‎
Fire tailed Myzornis can be found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal. Photo by Subrato Sanyal‎.
Lappet-faced vultures are real love birds and they are incredibly shy with the courtship behavior. Photo by Munish Raja‎.
Striped Kingfishers don’t fish. They eat insects and spiders. Photo by Andrew Keys‎.
Female Monals may be less flashy than their male counterparts but are no less beautiful. Photo by Santanu Sarkar
Forster Tern mates meet air to water. Photo by Leslie Reagan‎.
Common Loon chicks can swim right after hatching but they do take rests on their parents’ backs. Photo by Tim Nicol.

We can only wonder what the conversation between these two might be. A Red Whiskered Bulbul and a Coppersmith Barbet share a moment. Photo by Nagaraj Chindanur‎
The Hooded Vulture is critically endangered and also quite elusive – little is known about their habits and breeding behavior. Photo by Edwin Godinho.
A White Pelican beautifully captured in Kanpur India by Akshay Gupta‎.
The Red Crossbill’s strongly designed beak allows it to get into tightly closed cones to access the nutritious seeds. Photo by Jola Whisenant Charlton‎
The White bellied blue flycatcher is endemic to the Western Ghats. Photo by Nagaraj Chindanur‎.
The Oriental Pratincole population is estimated at 2.8 million birds. Photo by Sudipto Roy
Indian Paradise Flycatchers are socially monogamous and both parents build the nest, incubate the edges and feed the young. Photo by Gautam Mohapatra‎
Black-tailed Godwits flighting over a potential mate. Photo by Arijit Mondal‎.
Plate-billed mountain toucans are found in the western foothills of the Andes of Ecuador Colombia. Photo by Alejandro Gonzalez T‎.
The Greater adjutant stork is threatened by habitat destruction but determined conservationists are saving the species one tree, and one village at a time Photo by Asim Haldar‎
A Greater Yellownape launches from its tree cavity nest. Photo by Radhakrishnan Sadasivam‎
The European Bee-eater is strongly migratory. They breed in Europe and North Africa and winter in tropical Africa. Photo by Carlo Galliani‎
A Brahminy Kite caught in take-off. Photo by Soumik Biswas.
Booted Racket-tail Hummingbirds are found in mid-elevation woodlands from Colombia and Venezuela south to Bolivia. Photo by Alejandro Gonzalez Terrazas.

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