Top 25 birds of the week: Feathers!

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

Ashy Prinia photographed in Paratwada, Maharastra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


White-tailed Lapwing photographed in Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh, India (Arindam Saham)


White-throated Kingfisher in Maharashtra, India (Maya Patil)


White-cheeked Barbet. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Nagaraja Arkalgud)


Spotted Redshank photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)


Spotted Owlets photographed in Howrah, West Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)


Small Niltava photographed in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand, India (Dr Sanjay Solanki)


Siberian Stonechat photographed in Dhanauri Wetlands, India (Sumit K Sum)


Short-tailed Babbler photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Purple-rumped Sunbird photographed in Paratwada, Maharastra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


Puff-throated Babbler or Spotted Babbler photographed at Chakki Modd (H.P), India (09Manish Ahuja)


Pheasant-tailed Jacana. The breeding plumage is marked by the elongated central tail feathers, white front, wing, and the silky golden nape feathers (Grace Marian)


Orange-headed Thrush photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Indian Roller photographed in Tal Chappar, Rajasthan (Dr Sanjay Solanki)


Green-tailed Sunbird photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Binit Chatterjee)


Green-crowned Brilliant photographed in Costa Rica, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)


Greater Painted-snipe photographed in Gobichettipalayam, India (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)


Glossy Ibis photographed in Purbasthali, West Bengal India (Pompi Bera)


Eurasian Hoopoe photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)


Common Snipe at Faridkot, Punjab (Gagan Bedi)


Common Kingfisher in Erode, India (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)


Blue Whistling Thrush photographed in Irang River, Tamenglong District, Manipur, India (Laishram Shamungou)


Black-rumped Flameback photographed in Thrissur, Kerala, India (Dr Simon Mathew)


Black-and-Red Broadbill photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Baltimore Oriole. Photographed in Costa Rica, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)


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