Top 25 birds of the week: Camouflage!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #Camouflage. 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-larks. Photographed in Paratwada, Mah, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


Blue-capped Rock-thrush. Photographed in Munnar, Kerala, India (Sini Antony)


Brown Shrike. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Brown-cheeked Fulvetta. Photographed in Panchalingeshwar, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)


Eurasian Wryneck. Photographed in Hubballi, Karnataka, India (Dr Basawant G Annigeri)


Grey Francolin. Photographed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan Han, India (Renu Kohli)


Indian Robin. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)


Indian Robin. Photographed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India (Renu Kohli)


Indian Scops-owl. Photographed at the Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India (Sivaraman K)


Indian Spotted Creeper. Photographed in Sujangarh, Churu, Rajasthan, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


Jerdon’s Bushlark. Photographed in Kalamasserry, Kerala, India (Sini Antony)


Jungle Nightjar. Photographed in Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu, India (Sivaraman K)


Kentish Plover. Photographed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India (Renu Kohli)


Long-eared Owl. Photographed in Tal Chhapar, Rajasthan, India (Renu Kohli)


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


Plain Prinia. Photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Gharpure)


Pond Heron. Photographed in Lalsot, Dausa, Rajasthan, India (Subhash Pahadiya)


Richard’s Pipit. Photographed at the Pong Dam Bird Sanctuary, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India (Aziz Khan)


Rufous-tailed Lark. Photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Gharpure)


Siberian Stonechat. Photographed in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Gharpure)


Small Pratincole Captured in Paratwada, Mah, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


Great Thick-knee. Photographed in Gajoldoba, North Bengal, India (Avijit Dutta)


Spotted Owlet. Photographed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Srijeeta Sengupta)


Sykes’s Nightjar. Photographed in Gujarat, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)


Sykes’s Lark. Photographed at Paratwada, Mah, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


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