Top 25 birds of the week: Wild birds Photos!

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

 

White-crowned Hornbill photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

There are only 5 species of Todies in the world and they are only found on the Caribbean islands. They do not migrate and are protective of their territory. The one photographed here is the Cuban Tody (Owen Deutsch)

 

The Common Tailorbird photographed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (Sibananda Bhanja)

 

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker photographed in Penang, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

The Common Redstart, or simply the Redstart, is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus Phoenicurus. Like its relatives, it was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now known to be an Old World flycatcher. Photographed in Jim Corbett, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India (Dr. Sanjay Solanki)

 

The Purple Sunbird is a small sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian Peninsula (James David Raj)

 

The Plumbeous Water Redstart is found in South Asia, southeast Asia and China. Males are slate blue in colour, while females are grey. Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Yedu Rajeev)

 

Montezuma Oropendola from low land jungles of Costa Rica. It is a resident breeder in the Caribbean coastal lowlands from southeastern Mexico to central Panama, but is absent from El Salvador and southern Guatemala (Bhupinder Randhawa)

 

The Snow Bunting in its Winter Plumage. Is it an Arctic specialist, with a circumpolar Arctic breeding range throughout the northern hemisphere. Photographed in Jersey, Channel Islands (Annie Queree)

 

Hill Mynah photographed by Sathya Vagale

 

The Indian Paradise Flycatcher is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia, where it is widely distributed. Photographed in Bhondsi, Haryana (Dr. sanjay Solanki)

 

The Indian Grey Hornbill is a common hornbill found in the Indian Subcontinent. It is mostly arboreal and is commonly sighted in pairs. Photographed in Pune, Maharashtra, India (Kavya Ram)

 

Indian Hoopoe photographed at Paratwada, Maharashtra State, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Grey-throated Babbler is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Tis one was photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)

 

The Grey Heron is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is a resident bird in much of its range, but some populations from the more northern parts migrate southwards in Autumn. Photographed in Mithapur, Gujarat, India (Chirag Parmar)

 

The Great Cormorant is also known as the Black Shag in New Zealand and formerly also known as the Great Black Cormorant across the Northern Hemisphere, the black Cormorant in Australia, and the Large Cormorant in India. It is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds. Photographed in Vellode, Tamilnadu, India (Dr Radhakrishnan Sadasivam)

 

The European Robin photographed in Orpington UK (Adrian Rowley)

 

Eurasian Hoopoe photographed in Ibri, Sultanate of Oman (Dr SS Suresh)

 

Eastern Bluebirds are secondary nesters. Their beaks and feet are not strong enough to dig out nesting holes. They simply re-use cavities created by bigger birds (Owen Deustch)

 

The Dark-necked Tailorbird was formerly placed in the Old World warbler assemblage, it is now placed in the family Cissticolidae. Photographed in Penang, Malaysia (Kelvin Low)

 

Common Emerald Dove photographed in Karnataka, India (Pradnya Paralkar)

 

The Common Kingfisher is also known as the Eurasian Kingfisher or the River Kingfisher. It is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies that are recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. This was photographed in Paratwada, Maharashtra State, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)

 

The Bay-backed Shrike photographed in Nalsarovar, Gujarat, India (Reitesh Khabia)

 

The Bar-headed Goose is a goose that breeds in Central Asia in colonies of thousands near mountain lakes and winters in South Asia, as far south as peninsular India. Photographed in Magadi, Karnataka, India (Mallikarjuna S)

 

The Asian Openbill Stork is found mainly in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is a large wading bird in the stork family. Photographed in Thrissur, Kerala, India (Vidjit Vijaysanker)

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