Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Green

Many people find pleasure inspiration from listening to birds and watching them. On the other hand, birds also play an important role in the environment because they form an intricate component of ecosystems. Systems like marine and forests environment provide us with food, medicines and many other important raw materials at the same time keeping the climate stable. Birds play an important role in the effective functioning of these systems. This week we looked at birds with green plumage.

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

The Coppersmith Barbet is also known as the Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith. It is a resident bird found in the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Photographed in Mumbai (Kalyani Kapdi)
A coppersmith barbet feeding its young in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Indranil Bhattacharjee)
The Alexandrine Parakeet is also known as the Alexandrine Parrot. This species lives in forests, woodlands, agricultural lands and mangrove forests. Photo taken in Pune, Maharashtra, India (Paneendra BA)
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot. This is a small parrot mainly found in forested lowlands in southern Burma and Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. This photo was taken in Singapore (Ananth Ramasamy)
The Blue-tailed Emerald is a hummingbird found in tropical and sub-tropical south America east of the Andes from Colombia east to. The Guianas and Trinidad. It isalso found as south to northern Bolivia and central Brazil. Photo taken at Moko, Aruba (Michiel Oversteegen)
The Brown-headed Barbet, or Large Green Barbet, is an Asian Barbet. It is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent, widespread in India and it can also be seen in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Photo taken at Faridkot, Punjab, India (Gagan Bedi)
The Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, or the Bay-headed Bee-eater, is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is predominantly green, with rich chestnut coloured crown and nape. Photographed at Dudhwa National Park (Manish Ahuja)
The Common Emerald Dove is also known as the Asian Emerald Dove or Grey-capped Emeral Dove. It is a pigeon which is widespread in the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the Indian Subcontinent. Photographed in Chalcophaps Indica Karnataka, India (Pradnya Paralkar)
Fire-tufted barbet Photographed at Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia (Julian Chong Zhui Heng)
Fire-tufted Barbet in Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia. This species is native to Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra where it inhabits tropical moist lowland and montane forests (Ananth Ramasamy)
A male Golden-fronted Leafbird photographed in Munnar, Kerala, India (Poonam S Nayaka)
The Great Barbet is a resident breeder in the lower-to-middle altitudes of the Himalayas, ranging across northern India, Nepal and Bhutan, Bangladesh and some parts of Southeast Asia. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gur Simrat Singh)
The Greater Yellownape is found in East Asia from northen and eastern India to southeastern China, Indochina, Hainan, and Sumatra (Shashi Dushyant)
Greater Yellownape in Sattal, Uttrakhand, India (Raj Srivastava)
Green Bee eater photographed in Durgapur, West Bengal (Aparna Mondal)
Indian pitta Photographed at Thattekad Kerala, India (Ramesh Aithal)
The mallard may be the most common duck in the world and is widely distributed across the Northern Hemisphere (Kelly Hunt)
The Orange-bellied is native to the central and eastern Himalayas, Yunnan and northern parts of Southeast Asia. It is a brightly coloured bird with an orange belly, a green back, a blue tail and flight feathers, and a black and blue patch over its throat and chest. Photographed in Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia (Julian Chong Zhui Heng)
Indian White-eye was formerly known as the Oriental White-eye. Photographed in Sataal, Uttrakhand (Dr. Sanjay Solanki)
Rainbow Lorikeet in Perth, Western Australia. It is a common bird along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. It can be found in rainforests, coastal bushes and woodland areas (Jamie Dolphin)
Rose-ringed Parakeets at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, India (Abhaya Shukla)
The Slaty-headed Parakeet is the only psittacid species to exhibit altitudinal migration. Photographed at Chakki Mod (Gegan Bedi)
The Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot is a small parrot which is a resident breeder in Sri Lanka. Photo taken in Ratnapura, in Sri Lanka (Athula Edirisinghe)
The Blue-naped Chlorophonia’s diet consists of almost only fruit. This one was seen in Santa Marta, Colombia (Owen Deutsch Photography)
The White-cheeked Barbet is found in southern India. It is similar to the more widespread Brown-headed Barbet but this species has a distinctive supercilium and a bread white cheek stripe below the eye. Photographed in Kerala, India (Ashley Chiu)

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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.