Top 25 birds of the week: Bird Colouration!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #BirdColouration. We admire birds for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week.

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). Photographed at the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India (Sumit K Sum)

 

White-cheeked Barbet (Psilopogon viridis). Photographed in Kerala, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). Photographed in Howrah West, Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)

 

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae). Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

The Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) stays under foliage all day looking for food, so it is not often seen, but can be heard singing all day long. The male in particular sings the most during breeding season (Owen Deutsch)

 

Great Barbet (Psilopogon virens). Photographed in Darjeeling hills, West Bengal, India (Subrata Das)

 

Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis). Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala). Photographed in Costa Rica, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

Rufous-tailed Sparrow Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura). Photographed at Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). Photographed in Uttrakhand, India (Pankaj Kapoor)

 

Red Munia (Amandava amandava). Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica). Photographed in Howrah, West Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)

 

Prong-billed Barbet (Semnornis frantzii). Photographed in Costa Rica, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

Orange-throated Longclaw (Macronyx capensis). Photographed at the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa (Karen Larsen)

 

Little Owlets (Athene noctua). Photographed in Ambujanagar, Kodinar Gujarat, India (Nishchal Ashar)

 

Indian Yellow Tit (Machlolophus aplonotus). Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India (Vidjit Vijaysanker)

 

Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis). Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii). Photographed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Aziz Khan)

 

Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus). Photographed in Bhigwan, Maharashtra, India (Shaefali Jain)

 

Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis). Photographed by Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus). Photographed in Jhal Thikriwal, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)

 

Flame-throated Bulbul (Rubigula gularis). Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India (Vidjit Vijaysanker)

 

Brahminy Starling (Sturnia pagodarum). Photographed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Aziz Khan)

 

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica). Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty of birds in the wild as ambassadors for the natural ecosystems that they depend upon. They are the music, decoration, and character of every terrestrial habitat on the planet and have been around since the dinosaurs. They are the witnesses and ambassadors of the awesome power of nature. The wide availability of good, cheap optics has opened their world to us for the last few decades. Amazing, affordable DSLR cameras with long lenses are delivering brilliant digital bird imagery to online communities. We are in a day-and-age during which more bird species are threatened with extinction than ever before. The Wild Birds! Revolution aims to publish the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” to 1 million people every week by the end of the year. That is a revolution that will change the world! Join thousands of other weekend naturalists, photographers, birders, experts, hikers, nature-lovers, guides, scientists, conservationists and artists that share the thousands of wild bird photographs submitted to the Wild Bird Trust website and Facebook page. Thousands of wild bird enthusiasts are going out every day to photograph our planet’s beautiful birdlife. Pick up your camera, fill your bird feeder, open your heart, and join the Wild Birds! Revolution!!

Edited by Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager