Top 25 birds of the week: Terrestrial Birds!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #Terrestrial_Birds. 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 Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo) by (Owen Deutsch)


Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis). Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)


Grey Francolin pair (Ortygornis pondicerianus). Photographed in Jhalana, Rajasthan, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)


Rock Bush-Quail (Perdicula argoondah). Photograhed in Tumkur, Karnataka, India (Rajiv Basu)


Chestnut-necklaced Partridge (Tropicoperdix charltonii). Photographed in Kedah, Malaysia (TW Loong)


Grey Junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii). Photographed in Thattekad, Kerala, India (Asmita Baji)


Painted Sandgrouse pair (Pterocles indicus). Photographed near Bhigwan, Maharashtra, India (Shrikanth N Hegde)


Hill Partridge Male (Arborophila torqueola). Photographed at the Senchel Wildlife Sanctuary, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India (Sibananda Bhanja)


King Quail (Synoicus chinensis). Photographed in Baruipur, Parganas (S),W.B, India (Avijit Dutta)


Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). Photographed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Aziz Khan)


Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus). Photographed in Liard River, British Columbia, Canada (Ellie Kidd)


Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Photographed in Orange County, Califoarnia – USA (John LeeWong )


Rock Bush Quail (Perdicula argoondah). Photographed in Loc – Kutch Gujarat, India (Parth Kansara)


Malayan Partridge (Arborophila campbelli). Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Charmain Ang)


Chestnut-necklaced Partridge (Tropicoperdix charltonii). Photographed in Kedah, Malaysia (Charmain Ang)


Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti). Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)


Small Indian Pratincole (Glareola lactea). Photographed in Bhigwan, Maharashtra, India (Lalit Arora)


Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos). Photograped in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gargi Biswas)


Malay Peacock-pheasent (Polyplectron malacense). Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Chan Mon Khit)


Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura). Photographed in Hampi, Karnataka, India (Sivaraman K)


Chestnut-bellied Partridge (Arborophila javanica). Photographed in East Java, Indonesia (Mochamad Saifudin)


Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus). Photographed in Jodhpur, India (Lipika Dey)


Streaked Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron lineatum). Photographed in Uttarakhand, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)


Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator). Photographed in Borshul, West Bengal, India (Avijit Dutta)


Garnet Pitta (Erythropitta granatina). Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

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