The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! This week we have a range of species from the bright and colourful passerines to the owls. This is just a small insight into the amazing diversity of bird species across the globe. Thank you to all those who submitted, for sharing your local diversity with us.  To be considered for next week’s Top 25 you can submit photographs on the Facebook page wall with species, location and photographer as the caption. Have a look at our twitter (@wildbirdrev) and instagram (@wildbirdtrust) pages for a showcase of the previous weeks Top 25.

Both the male and female Asian Paradise Flycatcher are involved with nest building and raising the young. Photo by Rajeev Tyagi


The Banded Kingfisher is the only bird in the genus Lacedo. Photo by Mohit Kumar Ghatak


In temperate regions small mammals make up 90% of the Barn Owl’s diet. Photo by Kallol Bhattacharya


The Pied Kingfisher is one of the most abundant kingfishers in the world. Photo by Tahir Abbas


This Black Redstart can hybridise with Common Redstarts. Photo by Adhirup Ghosh


The Black-throated Trogon is native to South America, this one was photographed in Panama by Owen Deutsch


True to its name, the Blue-bearded Bee-eater eats mainly bees. Photo by Abu Bakar Siddik


The Blue-fronted Redstart is native to the Himalayas and China. Photo by Sudeep Garg


The Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush has an increasing population because they have been able to make use of degraded habitats. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh


The Coppersmith Barbet excavates a hole in a tree to nest in. Photo by Sushil Khekare


The Double-crested Cormorant is native to the Americas. Photo by Leslie Reagan


A Eurasian Sparrowhawk ringed in Denmark was found to have lived for over 20 years. Photo by Suketu Purohit


You will normally spot the Flameback Woodpecker in pairs. Photo by Sathya Vagale


The Glossy Ibis nests in freshwater and brackish wetlands. Photo by Carlo Galliani


The Green Bee-eater will remove the sting of its prey before eating it. Photo by Palash Thakkar


The Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher lays between three and four eggs in the summer. Photo by Mano Haran


The Black Stork will build its nest in trees with large canopies. Photo by Sathya Vagale


The Indian Eagle Owl is endemic to India. Photo by Prasad Sonawane


The Little Stint is polygamous. Photo by Irtiza Bukhari


The life history of the Calliope Hummingbird has not been well studied. Photo by Jola Charlton


The Rufous Hummingbird shows aggression to conspecifics at flowers and feeders. Photo by Tim Nicol


The Short-eared Owl is often spotted during the day. Photo by Suketu Purohit


In Africa there are cultural taboos against killing Southern Ground Hornbills, however many of these have been lost in the modern generations. Photo by Edwin Godinho


White-winged Grosbeaks are altitudinal migrants. Photo by Mohit Kumar Ghatak


Scaly-breasted Munias construct nests with grass or bamboo leaves. Photo by Palash Thakkar

Edited by Christie Craig, Campaign Manager

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 delivery 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 everyday to photograph our planet’s beautiful birdlife. Pick up your camera, fill your bird feeder, open your heart, and join the Wild Birds! Revolution!!