Top 25 birds of the week: January 2022!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #January2022. 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.


Yellow-breasted Greenfinch (Chloris spinoides). Photographed in Rajgarh, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis). Photographed in Galloway Twp., NJ, USA (Kelly Hunt)


White-cheeked Barbet (Psilopogon viridis). Photographed in Thrikkakara, Kerala, India (Sini Antony)


White Cheeked Barbet (Psilopogon viridis). Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka India (Nagaraja Arkalgud)


Tricoloured Munia (Lonchura malacca). Photographed at Chincholi Kalburgi Dist, Karnataka, India (Zameer Pasha Junaidi)


Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus). Photographed in Gurugram, Haryana, India (Sumit K Sum)


Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus). Photographed in Howrah, West Bengal, India (Pompi Bera)


Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)


Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis). Photographed at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India (Sivaraman K)


Northern Pintail (Anas acuta). Photographed in Mangalajodi, Odisha, India (Rajiv Basu)


Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach). Photographed in Rajarhat, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Long-tailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus). Photographed in Rajri, Himachal Pradesh, India (Abhinav Poonia)


Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis). Photographed in Hubballi, Karnataka, India (Dr Basawant G Annigeri)


Indian White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus). Photographed at the Surajpur Wetlands, Greater Noida, India (Sumit K Sum)


Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica). Photographed at Karanja Lad, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). Photographed in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)


Great Barbet (Psilopogon virens). Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)


Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). Photographed in Ibri, Sultanate of Oman (Dr SS Suresh)


Blue-capped Rock Thrush (Monticola cinclorhyncha). Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)


Asian Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx maculatus). Photographed in Penang, Malaysia (TW Loong)


Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Photographed in Perak, Malaysia (TW Loong)


Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer). Photographed in Balurghat, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius). Photographed in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India (Pradyut Choudhury)


Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda). Photographed in Kolkata, south West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)


Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis). Photographed at Kalgi Kalburgi District, Karnataka, India (Zameer Pasha Junaidi)


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