Top 25 birds of the week: Forest Birds!

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


Pied Bushchat. Photographed in Rupnagar, Punjab, India (Sukhwant S. Raj)


Lesser Yellownape. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gargi Biswas)


Yellow-browed Bulbul. Photographed in Kerala, India (Pradnya Paralkar)


Indian Pitta. Photographed in Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu, India (Sivaraman K)


Grey Francolin. Photographed in Hubballi, Karnataka, India (Dr Basawant G Annigeri)


Plum-headed Parakeet. Photographed in Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)


Malbar Grey Hornbills. Photographed in Karnataka, India (Nagaraja Arkalgud)


Malabar Grey Hornbill. Photographed in Thattekkadu, Kerala, Indi (Sini Antony)


Tiger Shrike. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Simon Leong)


Red-headed Trogon. Photographed in Latpanchor, West Bengal, India (Binit Chatterjee)


Tufted Titmouse. Photographed in New Jersey, USA (Kelly Hunt)


White-bellied Blue Flycatcher. Photographed in Kerala, India (Dr SS Suresh)


Malabar Pied Hornbill. photographed in Kerala, India (Dr SS Suresh)


Spotted Owlet. Photographed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)


White-browed Scimitar-babbler. Photographed in Thapali, Panchkula, Haryana (Rajesh Mahajan)


Orange-headed Thrush. photographed in Kanha Tiger Reserve, Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


White-collared Kingfisher. Photographed in Goa, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)


Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher. Photographed in Kerala, India (Pradnya Paralkar)


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


Garnet Pitta. Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (TW Loong)


Banded Broadbill. Photographed in Perak, Malaysia (TW Loong)


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


Common Iora. Photographed in Karnataka, India (Nagaraja Arkalgud)


Indian Paradise Flycatcher. Photographed in Bardhaman, West Bengal, India (Sandipan Ghosh)


Silver-throated Tanager. Photographed in Costa Rica (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