News in Photos: The Birds of Asia

A Common Mynah bird (Acridotheres tristis) feed her baby in a nest on a hot afternoon in Bhubaneswar on May 4, 2014. The Common Myna is native to Asia and is an important motif in Indian culture. AFP PHOTO/ASIT KUMAR




Indian Baya Weaver (Ploceus Philippinus) birds fly near their nest on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar on April 30, 2014. The Ploceus Philippinus, known locally as the Baya Weaver is a weaverbird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Flocks of these birds are found in grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growth and they are best known for their hanging retort shaped nests woven from leaves. AFP PHOTO / ASIT KUMAR



A Spot-Billed Pelican paddles in a lake at a zoo in Dehiwala near Colombo on April 29, 2014. The Spot-billed Pelican is found in southern Asia and is considered to be ‘near threatened’ according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI

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