Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Flocks

Birds will often form aggregations known as flocks when they feed, or fly. The benefit of doing activities as part of a flock is that multiple birds can lookout for danger while others forage or fly. Many species will also congregate to form mixed flocks that forage together, this may benefit solitary species that do not live in flocks by providing group protection.

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of flocks, your pictures can create awareness about the diversity and beauty of birds that form flocks. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of flocks.

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Greater flamingos feed together in flocks, also called a stand, they also live together in large colonies (Sanjay Solanki)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 1 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksKentish plovers are ground nesting birds, they nest in loose colonies or solitarily, and forage in small, loose flocks (Vishal Monakar)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 2 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksThe collective name for a group of owls is called a parliament, as seen here grouped together in Maharashtra, India (Indranil Bhattacharjee)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 3 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksSanderlings and western sandpipers, sanderlings form large flocks in winter, photographed in New Jersey, USA (Melissa Penta)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 4 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksIndian silverbills are found in the Indian subcontinent, they form large flocks that feed together in open scrubs and cultivated land (Anirban Roychowdhury)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 5 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksBar-headed geese can fly to altitudes of up to 10 000 metres to migrate over the Himalayas, here seen flying in Najafgarh wetlands, New Delhi, India (Aman Sharma)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 6 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksEurasian and Himalayan vultures feed from carcasses in small groups, Himalayan vultures nest in small colonies, while Eurasian vultures do not form colonies to nest. A mixed flock photographed in Rajasthan, India (Praveen K Bhat)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 7 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksMixed gull flock in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 8 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksCattle egrets are found in the tropics, subtropics, and warm temperate zones, some populations are migratory, they nest in colonies sometimes with other wetland birds (Gargi Biswas)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 9 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksBlack-winged stilts have a wide distribution, with some populations being migratory. they nest in small groups (Amrik Singh)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 10 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksBlack-tailed godwits in Punjab, Pakistan (Tauseef Zafar)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 11 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksLarge flock of ruff in Dhanauri , Uttar Pradesh, India (Harish Chopra)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 12 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksSpot-billed pelicans nest in small colonies, they also feed and forage in small flocks or singly (Kishore Bakshi)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 13 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksMarbled godwit and willets forming a mixed flock in Florida, USA (J Bernardo Sanchez)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 14 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksLesser whistling ducks breed in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, they form large flocks to feed, here flying in a flock in Punjab, India (Gur Simrat Singh)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 15 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksBlack-tailed godwits nest in loose colonies, they breed from Iceland to Russia, and will migrate in flocks to western Europe, Africa, south Asia, and Australia (Nishant Rana)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 16 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksDemoiselle cranes are found in central Eurasia, they migrate in large flocks to their winter areas, and are social when feeding and sleeping (Siddhartha Mukherjee)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 17 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksCommon egrets perched on a dead tree in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, these birds breed in colonies and are distributed in temperate and tropical habitats worldwide (Mukund Kumar)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 18 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksRosy starlings are highly social and form large flocks, these flocks are sometimes a pest for farmers that grow cereal crops, but can also be helpful when they feed on insect pests such as locusts (Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 19 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksSarus cranes flying together, they form flocks to feed (Ashok Appu)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 20 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksPied avocet reflections at Faridkot, Punjab, India, they nest in small groups (Gagan Bedi)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 21 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksBrown-headed gulls flying overhead in a flock in Yamuna Bank, New Delhi, India (Kumar Kumud Gangesh)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 22 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksGreat white pelicans preening in Louisiana, USA, these birds are highly social and form in large flocks (Rhonda Lane)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 23 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksLesser flamingos flying in a flock in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India (Vishwas Thakker)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week flocks 24 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: FlocksSpotted Owlets huddling together to beat the winter chill in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, India (Deepak Singla)

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Edited by Laurie Johnson, Campaign Manager

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Seed Eating Birds

Originally posted 2018-11-09 19:51:07.

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