Top 25 birds of the week: Brown Birds!

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


Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix griseus). Photographed in Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India (Pavanasam Velayutham)


The striated babbler (Argya earlei) photographed in Assam, India (Satirtha Ghosh)


Female Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) builds the nest in 3 to 4 days alone. Males guard them but do not help. Photographed at the Indiana Dunes (Owen Deutsch)


Crested Lark (Galerida cristata). Photographed in Theh Kanjala, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus). Photographed in Theh Kanjala, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


Tawny Lark (Galerida deva). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)


Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) photographed in Republic, WA (Tim Nicol)


Buff-breasted Babbler (Pellorneum tickelli) photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus). Photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)


Rofus-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura). Photographed in Hampi, Karnataka, India (Raghavendra Joshi)


Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis). Photographed in Salalah, Sultanate of Oman (Dr SS Suresh)


Indian Bush Lark (Mirafra erythroptera). Photographed in Sultanpur, Haryana, India (Sumit K Sum)


Crested Lark (Galerida cristata). Photogrphed in Chappar Chiri, Mohali, Punjab, India (Abhinav Poonia)


Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus) photographed in Chandigarh, India (Kaushal Anuj)


House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). Photographed in Pune, Maharashtra, India (Kavya Ram)


Common Babbler (Argya caudata). Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)


Indian Bush Lark (Mirafra Erythroptera). Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)


Indian Silverbills (Euodice malabarica). Photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Gharpure)


MalabarLark (Galerida malabarica). Photographed in Kalamasserry, Kerala, India (Sini Antony)


Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus). Photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Gharpure)


Puff-throated Babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps). Photographed in Panchalingeshwar, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)


Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita). Photo taken in Kanjala, Kapurthala, Punjab (Rajesh Mahajan)


Sind Sparrow (Passer pyrrhonotus). Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)


Syke’s Lark (Galerida deva). Photo taken in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Gharpure)


Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis). Photographed 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