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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: November

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme “November”, 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. Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty...

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme “November”, 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.

A juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron. This small heron is common in wetlands throughout North America and is the most widespread heron in the world. Photographed in the USA (Kelly Hunt)
The Black-headed Bunting is found in scrubby areas including agricultural land. In winter they move to Asia and large flocks are found in agricultural fields and grasslands. Photographed at Nagpur (Prasad Pendharkar)
Brown Fish Owl photographed at the Bandhavgarh National Park, Tala, India (Chandan Das)
The Common Green Magpie is a member of the crow family. It is found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and northwestern Borneo in evergreen forest, clearings and Scrub. Photo taken at Uttarakhand, India (Partha Das)
The Common Greenshank is a subarctic bird that breeds from northern Scotland eastwards across northern Europe and Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering in Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and Australia. Photographed at Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (Dr SS Suresh)
Common Kingfisher photographed at Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)
The Common Starling is also known as the European Starling. This species has declined in numbers in parts of northern and western Europe since the 1980s as a result of fewer grassland invertebrates being available as food for growing chicks. Photo taken in Pali, Rajasthan (Shashi Dushyant)
Dusky Eagle-owl is usually seen and active at night and it emerges from its roost shortly before sunset. In cloudy weather, it is sometimes seen hunting during the day. Photographed at Dighal, Haryana (Sanjay Garg)
The Great Blue Heron is a large wading bird in the heron family, Ardeidae. It is a common bird near the shores of open waters and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and Galápagos Islands. Photographed in Malibu, CA, USA (Henser Villela)
Grey-breasted Spiderhunter in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)
The House Sparrow is found in most parts of the world. It is strongly associated with human habitation, and can live in urban or rural settings. Photographed at Rohini, Delhi, India (Kartik Sharma)
The Lesser Whistling Duck is a nocturnal-feeders that during the day may be found in flocks around lakes and wet paddy fields. Photographed at Lucknow UP, India (Prakash Vir Singh)
Female Purple-rumped Sunbird photographed at Bangalore, India. It is a common resident breeder in southern India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh (Rajiv Basu)
The Hooded Merganser is a small duck with a thin bill and a fan-shaped, collapsed crest that makes the head look oversized and oblong. Photographed in Southern CA, USA (John LeeWong)
The Montagu’s Harrier is a long-distance migrant. It can be both solitary and gregarious at times, both during the breeding season and in winter quarters. Photo taken at Taal Chhapar, India (Asha Sharma)
The Plain Prinia is a resident breeder from Pakistan and India to South China and southeast Asia. Photographed at Hyderabad, India (Sourav Mookherjee)
The Red-whiskered Bulbul is also known as the Crested Bulbul. This species is a resident found mainly in tropical Asia, and it has also been introduced in many tropical areas of the world where its populations have established themselves. Photographed at Karnataka, India (Pradnya Paralkar)
 The Small Pratincole is a small wader bird in the pratiNcole family, Glareolidae. This species is a resident breeder in India, Western Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Laos, Cambidia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Photographed at Faridkot, Punjab (Gagan Bedi)
Sri Lankan Frogmouths in dried leaves. These bird roost quietly on branches, making it difficult to see. Photo taken at Thattekad, Kerala, India (Senthilkumar Ramalingam)
Female Red Avadavat, also known as the Red Munia or Strawberry Finch. photographed in Delhi, India (Arindam Saha)
21. The Red-breasted Flycatcher is a territorial bird. It is found mainly in deciduoud woodlands, especially near water. Photographed at Pune, Maharashtra, India (Pallavi Raut)
Sub-adult of the Ultramarine flycatcher. Photographed at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Narendra Nikhare)
White-breasted Kingfisher, also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher found in Asia from Sinai east thrugh the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines. Photographed at Amravati, Maharashtra, India (Gajendra Bawane)
The White-throated Laughingthrush is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily the Himalayas, and some adjoining areas. Photo taken at Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Aparna Mondal)
The White-rumped Shama is native acrss scrub and secondary forests in South and Southeast Asia. This species has also been introduced to Kauai, Hawaii from Malaysia. Photographed at Ganeshgudi, India (Rashmi Deshpande)

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Steve Boyes
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.