Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #94

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on June 30, 2017

Malabar parakeets are endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India. Photo by Nagaraj Chindanur‎.
The Kori Bustard can weigh up to 18kg and is Africa’s largest flying bird. Photo by Edwin Godinho from the Ngorongoro Crater.
The Common Kingfisher is widespread across Eurasia and North Africa. Photo by Sudipto Roy in West Bengal.
The largest colony of Dalmatian Pelicans is in Prespa , Greece and is home to 1200 pairs! Photo by Lennart Hessel
A magical moment of an Egret captured in Orissa by Soumik Biswas.
A flock of Greater short-toed larks captured by Hardik Rathod‎ in Gujarat, India.
Birds take baths to rid themselves of dust and parasites. An Indian black-lored tit after a bath by Sudipta Chakraborty.
Mandarin Ducks have been introduced to Europe but are native to East Asia. Photo by Carlo Galliani‎.
Purple Sunbirds are very vociferous and mob owls or other predators. Photo by Debjyoti Sarkar‎, West Bengal.
The Summer Tanager. is the only completely red bird in North America. Photo by Sambath Subbaiah‎, Texas.
There are eight recognized subspecies of the Savanna Nightjar, all of which are found in Asia. Photo by Suketu Purohit
The White-throated dipper is an aquatic passerine bird and is Norway’s national bird. Photo by Jörg Asmus‎, Sweden.
A special moment between a Red-vented bulbul parent and its three newly hatched chicks captured by Debjyoti Sarkar‎.
The Rufous Treepie is a member of the crow family and is native to the Indian subcontinent. Photo by Duraibabu K Chandrasekaran
The male Zitting Cisticola’s breeding called is a sort of ‘zitting’ that is likened to the repeated snipping od scissors. Photo by Rajesh Chaube
The Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the United States. Photo by Jola Charlton
Bronze Winged Jacana breeds in India and Southeast Asia. Photo by Tanmoy Das‎, India.
The Black-bellied Plover is the largest plover in North America. Photo by Melissa Penta‎, Florida.
Baya weaver is a weaver bird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awn in Sialkot, Pakistan.
Barn Swallow parents sometimes get help from “helpers” to feed their clutch. These helpers may be chicks from previous clutches. Photo by Birupakshya Mitra in West Bengal.
The word Anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird. Photo by Leslie Reagan‎ in Florida.
Andean Cóndors have been known to live for up to. 50 years in the wild. Photo by Ricardo Varela‎.
American Oystercatchers parents will feed their precocious young for two months after hatching. Photo by Suraj Ramamurthy‎ in Nickerson beach. NY.
The Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis (570-526 BC) decreed the death penalty for anyone who mistreated the Sacred Ibis. Ironically, the Ibis has disappeared from Egypt. Photo by Wes Gideyi‎ in Nairobi, Kenya. 2
Pine Siskins up their sugar intake to fatten up for the cold North American winter. Photo by Tim Nicol in Republic, Washington.

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