Top 25 birds of the week: WildBirds!

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


Blue-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus). Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (TW Loong)


Common ChiffChaff (Phylloscopus collybita). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)


Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Photo taken at Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (Gargi Biswas)


Great Barbet (Psilopogon virens). Photographed in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India (Gargi Biswas)


Great Egret (Ardea alba). Photographed at Paratwada, Maharashtra, India (Ranjeet Chitrakar)


Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)


Indian Robin (Copsychus fulicatus). Photographed at Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)


Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia). Photographed in Theh Kanjala, Kapurthala, Punjab, India (Rajesh Mahajan)


Little Cuckoo Dove (Macropygia ruficeps). Photographed in Pahang, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura). Photographed in the Bunnell, Florida (Tim Nicol)


Indian Bush Lark (Mirafra erythroptera). Photographed in Sultanpur, Haryana, India (Sumit K Sum)


Painted Storks (Mycteria leucocephala). Photographed in Sultanpur, Haryana (Sumit K Sum)


Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata). Photographed in Theh Kanjala, Kapurthala, Punjab (Rajesh Mahajan)


Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) in Bunnell, FL. (Tim Nicol)


Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Photographed Sultanpur National Park, Haryana, India (Sumit K Sum)


Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda). Photographed in Barrackpore, West Bengal, India (Grace Marian)


Shikra (Accipiter badius). Photographed in Haryana, India (Lalit Arora)


Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis). Photographed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Dr Anand Kumar)


Striated Heron (Butorides striata) or Mangrove Heron (Nasser Yamin)


Striped-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus finlaysoni). Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (Richard Chong)


Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra). Photographed in Selangor, Malaysia (TW Loong)


Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus). Photographed in Panchalingeshwar, Odisha, India (Gargi Biswas)


White-throated Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus albogularis). Photographed in sattal, uttrakhand, India (Pankaj Kapoor)


White-Eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa). Photographed in Maharashtra, India (Pradnya Paralkar)


Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus). Photographed in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (Reitesh Khabia)


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