Top 25 birds of the week: Birds in Flowers!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #Birds_in_flowers. 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.

 

The Allen’s Hummingbird is a common bird in bushy woods, gardens, and meadows of coastal California from Santa Barbara north, and southern Coastal Oregon. Photographed in Arcadia, CA, USA (John LeeWong)

 

The Yellow-bellied Prinia is found in Pakistan, the southern Himalayan foothills, the northeastern Indian Subcontinent and southeast Asia. Photographed In Hyacinth flora Howrah, West Bengal (Partha Das)

 

Wood Sandpiper photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Vernal Hanging Parrot is a small parrot which is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent and some other areas of southeast Asia. Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

The olive-backed sunbird, also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird, is a species of sunbird found from Southern Asia to Australia. Photograph in Selangor, Malaysia (Chuan Bulat)

 

The White-necked Jacobin is a large and attractive Hummingbird that ranges from Mexico, south of Peru, Bolivia and South Brazil. This species is also found in Trinidad and Tobago. Photographed in Costa Rica (Amit Kumar)

 

Streaked Spiderhunter photographed at Fraser Hill, Malaysia (Winnie Ooi)

 

The Rose-ringed Parakeet is sometimes called the Ring-necked Parakeet. This Parakeet has disjunct native ranges in Africa and South Asia, and is now introduced into many other parts of the world. Photographed in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India Photographed (Pavanasam Velayutham)

 

Red-billed Leiothrix photographed in Kewzing, Sikkim (Priyak Mukherjee)

 

The Red-vented Bulbul is a member of the bulbul family of passerines. It is a resident breeder across the Indian Subcontinent, including Sri Lanka extending east to Burna and parts of Tibet. Photographed in Shantiniketan, West Bengal (Aparna Mondal)

 

The Purple-rumped Sunbird is a sunbird species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. It is a common resident breeder in southern India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Sumankalyan Saha)

 

Purple sunbird photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Vikram Bahal)

 

The Purple Sunbird is widely distributed from West Asia through the Indian Subcontinent and into Southeast Asia. Purple Sunbirds are resident birds in most parts of their range and do not move large distances. Photographed in Noida, Uttar Pradesh (Krishna Kumari)

 

The Oasis Hummingbird is found in the coastal regions of Peru. It is also found in an adjacent population in Chile. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. Photographed at the Valley of the Llura River, Arica, Chile (Jorge of the Aninat Tower)

 

The Paddyfield Pipit is a resident breeder in open scrub, grassland and cultivation in southern Asia east to the Philippines. Photographed in West Bengal, India (Sumankalyan Saha)

 

The Malabar Parakeet, also known as the Blue-winged Parakeet, is a parakeet species endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. Photographed in Hosanagara (Shivmoga Arun Kumar)

 

Calliope Hummingbird photographed in Republic, Washington, USA (Jola Charlton)

 

The Indian White-eye as formerly called the Oriental White-eye. It is a resident breeder in open woodland on the Indian Subcontinent. Photographed in Latpanchar. WB (Ujjwal Das)

 

The Green-tailed Sunbird sometimes called the Nepal Yellow-backed Sunbird, is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, stretching eastwards into parts of Southeast Asia. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Feroze Hossain)

 

The Fire-tailed Sunbird is found in the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily in the Himalayas, and also in some adjoining in Southeast Asia. Photographed in Chakki Mode, in Himachal Pradesh, India (Sibananda Bhanja)

 

Crimson Sunbird photographed in Penang, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

The Common Tailorbird is found across tropical Asia. Although its name is derived from their nest construction habit, the nest is not unique and it is also found in many Prinia warblers. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Noreen Chong)

 

The Chestnut-tailed Starling, also known as the Grey-headed Myna, is a resident or partially migratory species found in wooded habitats in India and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Dandeli, Karnataka, India (Ronak Lalitkumar Joshi)

 

Brown-throated Sunbird Photographed in Muar, Malaysia (Pang James)

 

The Black-rumped Flameback, also known as the Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker or Lesser Goldenback, is a widely distributed woodpecker in the Indian Subcontinent. This photo was taken in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

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