Top 25 birds of the week: May 2022!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #May2022. 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.


Crimson Breasted Flowerpecker. Photographed in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher. Photographed at the Surajpur bird sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India (Vijay Madan)




White-throated Kingfisher. Photographed in Kolkata, India (Anirban Bhowmik)


Crested Kingfisher. Photographed in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)


Alexandrine Parakeet. Photographed in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Streaked Spiderhunter. Photographed in Latpanchar, West Bengal, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)


Scarlet Minivet. Photographed in Latpanchar, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Brown Parrotbill. Photographed at the Singalila National Park, West Bengal, India (Satyajit Roy)


Orange-bellied Leafbird. Photographed in Latpanchar, West Bengal, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)


Bluethroat. Photographed at Sultanpur flats, Gurugram, Haryana, India (Vijay Madan)


Egyptian Vulture . Photographed at the Desert National Park, Jaisalmer (Lipika Dey)


Common Woodshrike. Photographed in Sindhrot Vadodara (Rajvi Parikh)


Brown-headed Barbet. Photographed in Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Sivaraman K)


Asian Openbill. Photographed in Mysore, India (Vijita Asher)


Painted Stork. Photographed in Bangalore, India (Vijita Asher)


Green Broadbill. Photographed in Penang, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)


Blyth’s Frogmouth. Photographed in Kedah, Malaysia (TW Loong)


Spotted Dove. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)


Rufous-browed Flycatcher. Photographed in Fraser’s hill, Malaysia (Chan Mon Khit)


Temminck’s Stint. Photographed in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand, India (Sumit K Sum)


Water Pipit. Photographed in Sultanpur flats, Gurugram, Haryana, India (Vijay Madan)


Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher. Photographed in Kotagiri, India (Dr SS Suresh)


European Roller. Photographed in Ibri, Sultanate of Oman (Dr SS Suresh)


Rock Bunting. Photographed in Rajgarh, Himachal Pradesh, India (Aziz Khan)


Indian Paradise Flycatcher. Photographed in Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)


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