Top 25 birds of the week: February 2022!

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

 

Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis). Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis). Photographed in Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

Blue-capped Rock Thrush (Monticola cinclorhyncha). Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, India (Vidjit Vijaysanker)

 

Rusty-tailed Flycatcher (Ficedula ruficauda). Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka, india (Vidjit Vijaysanker)

 

Red-napped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa). Photographed in Karnataka, India (Dr Anand Kumar)

 

White-cheeked Barbet (Psilopogon viridis). Photographed in Thattekad, Kerala, India (Prasanna Bhat)

 

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus). Photographed in Rajasthan, India (Renu Kohli)

 

Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus). Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)

 

Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Indian Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius). Photographed at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, USA (Kelly Hunt)

 

Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii). Photographed in Jhal Thikriwal, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)

 

Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata). Photographed in Hampi, Karnataka, India (Sivaraman K)

 

Brahminy Myna (Sturnia pagodarum). Photographed in Rajasthan, India (Lalit Arora)

 

Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos). Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

Indian White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus). Photographed in Kothagiri, Tamilnadu, India (Pavanasam Velayutham)

 

Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus Rufulus). Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)

 

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). Photographed at Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla rufogularis). Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Photographed in Howrah West Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)

 

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla). Photographed at Monterey Bay, California (Owen Deutsch)

 

Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis). Photographed in Tal chappar, Rajasthan, India (Vijay Singh Chandel)

 

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

 

Jerdon’s Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni). Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

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