Top 25 birds of the week: Wild Birds!

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme #wildbirds. Your pictures can 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-throated Toucan photographed at the Costarican Jungle, Costa Rica (Ramesh Aithal)

 

White-throated Laughingthrush photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Tapas Acharya)

 

The Ultramarine Flycatcher is also called the White-browed Blue Flycatcher. It is a small arboreal Old World flycatcher that breeds in the foothills of the Himalayas and winters in Southern India. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)

 

The Golden-fronted Woodpecker population declined by about 46% between 1966 and 2014, but thankfully, it is still thriving and its conservation status is still least concern. Photographed in Belize (Owen Deutsch)

 

Stork billed kingfisher photographed in Rabindra Sarobor, Kolkata, India (Nandita Bhattacharya)

 

The Spotted Owlet is a small owl that breeds in tropical Asia from mainland India to Southeast Asia. It is a common resident of open habitats including farmland and human habitation. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Jungle Owlet photographed in ShivKhola, North Bengal, India (Suvro Dey)

 

The Red-wattled Lapwing is an Asian lapwing usually seen in pairs or small groups and usually not far from water. They sometimes form large aggregations in the non-breeding season. Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Reitesh Khabia)

 

Prong Billed Barbet photographed in Costa Rica (Nagaraja Arkalgud)

 

The Plain Prinia is a resident breeder from Pakistan and India to South China and southeast Asia. It was formerly included in the Tawny-flanked Prinia, resident in Africa south of the Sahara. Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Paneendra BA)

 

Peregrine Falcon After finishing the meal. It was seen here cleaning its beak with the dust. Photographed at the Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India (Abhay Dahake)

 

The Malayan Laughingthrush photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Lineated Barbet is an Asian barbet native to the Terai, the Brahmaputra basin to Southeast Asia. Photographed in Narendrapur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Pradyut Choudhury)

 

The Indian Paradise Flycatcher is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia, where it is widely distributed. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Arindam Saha)

 

Grey Treepie photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Vidya Vijay Kulkarni)

 

The Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher is a small flycatcher-like bird found in tropical Asia. Is it found mainly in forested habitats where they often join other birds in mixed-species foraging flocks. Photographed in Coonoor, Tamilnadu (Prabhakar T P)

 

The Green Leaf Warbler, also known as the Green Warbler or the Green yellow Warbler, is a leaf warbler found in the Caucasus Mountains in southcentral Europe. Photographed in Tinchuley, Darjeeling district, India (Chandan Das)

 

Common Greenshank photographed in Borsul, Burdwan, West Bengal, India (Alok Das)

 

Cinereous Tits are usually seen in pairs or small groups that sometimes join mixed-species foraging flocks. This was photographed in Coonoor, Tamilnadu, India (Prabhakar T P)

 

Changeable Hawk photographed at the Bandipur Forest, Karnataka, India (Deva Prakash Budati)

 

The Cape Parrot is sometimes called the Lavaillant’s Parrot. It is a large, temperate forest dwelling parrot endemic to South Africa. Photographed in the King Williams Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Rodnick Clifton Biljon)

 

The Blue-winged Minla is also known as the Blue-winged Siva. This bird is found in the Indian Subcontiennt and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Aparna Mondal)

 

The Black Redstart is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus Phoenicurus. It is a widespread breeder in south and central Europe and Asia and north-west Africa, from Great Britain and Ireland south to Morocco, east to central China. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Black Drongo is a common resident bird in much of the tropical southern Asia from southwest Iran through India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka east to southern China and Indonesia and it is an accidental visitor of Japan. Photographed inBangalore, India (Paneendra BA)

 

The Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark is a sparrow-sized member of the lark family found in the plains in open land with bare ground, grass and scrub across South Asia. Photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

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