The Wild Bird Trust presents the top 25 Wild Bird Photographs for this week. We have an amazing global avian diversity with over 18 000 birds species in the world. This week we feature a tiny portion of this diversity, with 23 different species from the small Wire-tailed Swallow to the Brahminy Kite. If you would like 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 more Wild Bird updates!


The Asian Openbill uses their unusual bill to open molluscs. Photo by Palash Thakkar


The Black-headed Jay is known to occasionally scavenge scraps from humans. Photo by Rajeev Tyagi


Brahminy Kites are known to steal prey from other birds. Photo by Sathya Vagale


A Brahminy Starling moving with purpose in New Delhi, India. Photo by Adhirup Ghosh


Brown-hooded Kingfishers excavate a 1 metre tunnel and lay their eggs in a chamber at the end. Photo by Clifton Bijon


The Brahminy Starling is often found near human habitation. Photo by Rahul Beri


The Grey-headed Gull is a coastal species and seldom flies out to sea. Photo by Rodnick Clifton Bijon


The Indian Pitta is shy and is usually seen hopping around the undergrowth. Photo by Raghavendra Joshi


The Indian Robin is native to Indian and there are several sub species based on plumage. Photo by Adhirup Ghosh


The Indian Scimitar Babbler is the only Scimitar Babbler found on the Indian Peninsula. Photo by Sushil Khekare


Laughing Doves were introduced to Australia in 1889 and have become established. Photo by Ashish Tiwari


The Lesser Golden-back Woodpecker is one of the few woodpeckers to occur in urban areas. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi


The Little Grebe dives into the water catch its prey. Photo by Manoj K Bind


The Northern Harrier breeds in Canada and northern parts of the USA. Photo by Leslie Reagan


Young Little Grebes are given feathers to eat by their parents which protects their stomach from fish bones. Photo by Wasif Yaqeen


The Rufous-capped Babbler is native to tropical forests. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh


Silver-eared Mesia eat mainly insects and larvae. Photo by Mohit Ghatak


Unlike other waders the Small Pratincole hunts on the wing. Photo by Amit Ghosh


The Striated Laughingthrush breeds between April and August. Photo by Shantanu Bhattacharya


The Western Meadowlark is native to the USA. This one was photographed in Wyoming by Emil Baumbach


The White-collared Black Bird is native to India, China, Bhutan and Nepal. Photo by Pranesh Kodancha


The White-throated Dipper is the national bird of Norway. Photo by Carlo Galliani


The Wire-tailed Swallow weighs in at just 13 grams. Photo by Palash Thakkar


The Wood Duck, native to North America almost went extinct in the early 1900s. However after a hunting ban the species has recovered. Photo by Carlo Galliani


Yellow-eyed Babblers are commonly seen in groups of between 5and 15. Photo by Sathya Vagale


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!!