Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Colourful Birds

Colors play an important role in our lives and different reactions are shown to different bird colors. All over the world, we see birds with most colourful and incredible plumage.

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme ColourfulBirds, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of colourful birds.

The wood duck, also known as carolina duck, is a species of perching duck found in north america. adult males have distinctive multicolored iridescent plumage ,with a distinctive white flare down the neck. The female is less colourful (Henser Villela)
The whistling heron is a medium-sized, often terrestrial heron of South america (Michiele oversteegen)
The glossy ibis is a wading bird in the ibis family (Christian Bagnol)
Southern Double-collared Sunbird is mainly resident in southern africa, but populations found in the north-east of its range are known to be partial migrants. photo taken in the Western Cape area, South Africa (Mary Walker)
Rufous hummingbird with a nearly straight bill. The tail tapers to a point when folded, and it has fairly short wings that do not reach the end of the tail when the bird is perched (Anindya Dutta)
The orange-cheeked waxbill lives in small  flocks of thirty of more individuals. Their high-pitched peeps are the best clue of their presence (Lil’tography Lilian Sng)
The oriental dwarf kingfisher (Dr SS Suresh)
Red avadavats are found mainly on flat plains, in places with tall grasses or crops, often near water (Sinchan Ray)
Red billed leiothrix is usually found in india, bhutan, nepal, burma and some parts of tibet (Sanjiv Khanna)
Red-billed leiothrix photographed at Saatal, Uttrakhand (Dr. Sanjay Solanki)
Ruddy Shelducks breed in south-eastern europe and central asia, wintering in south asia (Anvita Paranjpe)
The indian peafowl, also known as the blue peafowl, is a large and brightly coloured birdf ound in south asia. this bird has been introduced in many other parts of the world (Patricia Jean Allen)
Mrs. Gould’s sunbirds are found in temperate forests and subtropical or tropic moist montane forests (Pallabi Mitra)
The mandarin duck is also a perching duck native to east asia. it is closely related to the north american wood duck (Henser Villela)
the green tailed sunbird is found in the northern regions of the indian subcontinent, stretching eastwards into some parts of south-east asia (Pallabi Mitra)
The golden pheasant is also known as the chinese pheasant (Darshan Sidhu)
The golden palm weaver is a species  found in eastern Africa. (Rashmi Deshpande)
The common emerald dove, asian  emerald dove, or grey-capped emerald dove  is a widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the indian subcontinent (Senthil Kumar Damodaran)
Black-necked stork, The largest population of this species occurs in Australia (Ajad Singh)
The California scrub jay is nonmigratory and can be found in urban areas, where it can become tame and will come to bird feeders. While many refer to scrub jays as “blue jays”, the blue jay is a different species of bird entirely (Henser Villela)
The coppersmith barbet is a resident found in the indian subcontinent (Harleen Kaur)
The crimson sunbird is a resident breeder in tropical southern asia. This species is found in forest and cultivated areas. (Ranjit Sarkar)
Ferruginous Partridges (Richard Chong)
Adult American flamingos are much smaller on average than greater flamingos, but are the largest flamingos in the Americas (Michiel Oversteegen)
The greater flamingo is the most widespread and largest species of the flamingo family. It is found in Africa, on the indian subcontinent, in the Middle East, and in southern Europe (Ajad Signh)

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Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager

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Steve Boyes has dedicated his life to conserving Africa's wilderness areas and the species that depend upon them. After having worked as a camp manager and wilderness guide in the Okavango Delta and doing his PhD field work on the little-known Meyer's Parrot, Steve took up a position as a Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. He has since been appointed the Scientific Director of the Wild Bird Trust and is a 2014 TED Fellow. His work takes him all over Africa, but his day-to-day activities are committed to South Africa's endemic and Critically Endangered Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). Based in Hogsback Village in the Eastern Cape (South Africa), Steve runs the Cape Parrot Project, which aims to stimulate positive change for the species through high-quality research and community-based conservation action. When not in Hogsback, Steve can be found in the Okavango Delta where he explores remote areas of this wetland wilderness on "mokoros" or dug-out canoes to study endangered bird species in areas that are otherwise inaccessible. Steve is a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work in the Okavango Delta and on the Cape Parrot Project.