Top 25 birds of the week: Bird Communication!

The song of birds can be soothing and inspiring, but birds sing for more than just the beauty of it. Birds use song, call notes and behavior to communicate with each other. Birds use sound and action to scare off predators or warn other birds about danger, to attract a mate or to defend one’s territory. Voice is often the most noticeable form of bird communication. The communication using sound includes singing, calls, squeaks, trills and many other sorts of sounds.

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #birdcommunication. 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 Greater Adjutant male photographed at Bhagalpur, Bihar, India (Sumit K Sum)


A Little Egret calling out the mate. Photographed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan (Sumit K Sum)


Bank Mynas photographed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India (Renu Kohli)


Common Kingfishers photographed in Gobichettipalayam, Tamilnadu, India (Sundara Manikkam)


Dalmatian Pelicans photographed in Rajkot, Gujarat, India (Dakshesh Ashra)


Eurasian Spoonbill photographed in Ranganathittu, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)


Great Barbets photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Binit Chatterjee)


Greater Flamingos photographed in Rajkot, Gujarat, India (Dakshesh Ashra)


Green Bee-eaters. Photographed in Chills khadar, Delhi, India (Vijay Madan)


Himalayan bulbul and Great Barbet photographed in Uttrakhand, India (Lalit Arora)


House Sparrows photographed in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)


Indian Roller photographed in Kannur, Kerala, India (Vidjit Vijaysanker)


Lesser Whistling Ducks photographed in Dhanauri, Uttar Pradesh, India (Arindam Saha)


Little Grebes photographed in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (PS Bhandari)


Malabar Starlings, also called Blyth’s Starlings, photographed in Thattekad, Kerala, India (Prasanna Bhat)


Malbar Grey HornBills photographed in Karnataka, India (Nagarajja Arkalgud)


Oriental White Eye pair in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)


Plum-headed Parakeets photographed in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India (PS Bhandar)


Red-naped Ibis photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)


River Terns pair photographed in Umred (Prasad Pendharkar)


Russet Sparrow seen with a Red-billed Leiothrix. Photographed in Himachal Pradesh, India (Anupam Kamal)


The white-bellied Treepies is a bird of the crow family endemic to the forests of southern India (Prasanna Bhat)


White-throated Laughingthrushes photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Binit Chatterjee)


White-crested Laughingthrushes in Himachal Pradesh, India (Anupam Kamal)


Wood Sandpipers. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)


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