Top 25 birds of the week: Nectar Feeding Birds!

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

 

The Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) is also known as the Plain-throated Sunbird. Is it found in a wide range of semi-open habitats in sout-east Asia, ranging from Myanmar to the Lesser Sundas and west Philippines. Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (TW Loong)

The Northern Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris reichenowi) is also called the golden-winged sunbird. Males are very territorial and will even physically fight in mid-air with other birds, and sometimes will even take the brawl to the ground (Owen Deutsch)

Green-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis). Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Roshan Tawar)

Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) is found in the moist forests of South and Southeast Asia. Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna). Photographed in Latpanchar, North Bengal, India (Avijit Dutta)

Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster). This bird is both the largest spiderhunter and the largest representative of the entire sunbird family, Photographed in Malaysia (Simon Leong)

Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) photographed in Dammaiguda, Telegana Hyderabad, India (Zameer Pasha Junaidi)

The Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Roshan Tawar)

The Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica) is a sunbird that is endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Just like other sunbirds, it is amall in size and it mainly feeds on nectar but sometimes take insects. Photographed in Gadhinglaj, Maharashtra, India (Maya Patil)

The Fire-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga ignicauda) is found in the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily in the Himalayas, and also in some adjoining regions in Southeast Asia. Photographed in Chakkimode, Himachal Pradesh, India (Sibananda Bhanja)

Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii). Photographed in Latpanchar, North Bengal, India (Avijit Dutta)

Jerdon’s Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni). Photographed in Panchalingeshwar, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)

The Loten’s Sunbird (Cinnyris lotenius) is also known as the Long-billed Sunbird or Maroon-breasted Sunbird. It is endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Photographed in Vittal, Karnataka, India (Zameer Pasha Junaidi)

The Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) is. Alarge hummingbird resident to the highlands from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. It is also known as the Green-fronted Brilliant. Photographed in Costa Rica, Central America (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

Streaked spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna). Photographed in Latpanchor (Sinchan Ray)

Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna). Photographed in Buxa, West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum ignipectus). Photographed in Bhojnagar, Himachal Pradesh, India (Gagan Bedi)

The Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta). Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (TW Loong)

Jerdon’s Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni). Photographed in Gadhinglaj, Maharashtra, India (Maya Patil)

Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). Photographed Selangor, Malaysia (TW Loong)

Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) photographed in Kolkata, India (Kalyan Kumar Phani)

Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) photographed in Dammaiguda, Telegana Hyderabad, India (Zameer Pasha Junaidi)

Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna). Photographed Pahang, Malaysia (TW Loong)

Thick-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum agile). Photographed in Bhagalpur, Bihar (Sumit K Sum)

Thick-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum agile). Photographed in Gadhinglaj, Maharashtra, India (Maya Patil)

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