Top 25 birds of the week: Breeding!

All birds reproduce by laying eggs. Eggs are produced inside the female and then deposited in a nest. In some species, both female and male birds sit on the nest, while other species either leave this chore to the female only or leave it to nature to provide the warmth needed by the developing chick.
Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #breeding. 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.
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

Western Gull at the Pebble beach , California, USA (Dr SS Suresh)

Western Grebe. Photographed at the Shoreline Park, California, USA (Dr SS Suresh)

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker photographed in West Bengal, India (Subrata Das)

 

 

 

Spotted dDove with nesting material. Photographed in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India (Rajesh Mahajan)

Snowy Egrets at the  Shoreline park, California, USA (Dr SS Suresh)

Rufous-tailed Lark photographed in Purulia, west Bengal, India (Subhra Pakhira)

Rose-ringed Parakeet photographed in Aliyabada, Jamnagar, India (Sharad Vadoliya)

River Terns photographed at the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka, India (Sivaraman Krishnamoorthy)

 

Plum-headed Parakeet. Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

Pin-tailed Whydah photographed in Fullerton, CA, USA (John LeeWong)

Pied Bushchat juvenile photographed in Theh Kanjala, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)

Mulga Parrot. Photographed in Western Australia, Australia (Peter Russell)

Blue-tailed Bee-eater photographed inBardhaman, West Bengal, India (Sandipan Ghosh)

Long-tailed Sibia. Photographed in Malaysia (Dennis Sim)

Little Cormorant photographed in Malaysia (Dennis Sim)

Indian Pond heron Photographed in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India (Pavanasam Velayutham)

Great Egret in breeding plumage. Photographed in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA (Kelly Hunt)

Glaucous-winged Gull photographed in Homer, Alaska USA (Ellie Kidd)

European Robin photographed in Leicester, United Kingdom (Sharad vadoliya)

Common Woodshrike photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Pannedra BA)

Common Terns in New Jersey, USA (Kelly Hunt)

Common Iora Photographed in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India (Pavanasam Velayutham)

Cattle Egret photographed in New Jersey, USA (Ellie Kidd)

Brahminy Kite photographed in Bangalore, Karnattaka, India (Dr Anand Kumar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Throat Photographed in Gurgaon, India (Mohendra Minocha)