The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! We are very grateful to everyone who submitted their photographs, it really is a wonderful showcase of the diversity of wild birds across the globe. To be in the running for next week’s top 25 you can submit photographs on the Facebook page with species, location and photographer as the caption. Also follow us on twitter (@wildbirdrev) and instagram (@wildbirdtrust) for regular updates.
Female Indian Paradise Flycatcher are always rufous like this one but males are polymorphic and are either white or rufous. Photo by Ali Javed
Black-throated Bushtits travel in large groups of up to 40 birds.Photo by Pallabi Mitra
This female Bluethroat has a more modest appearance compared to the males who have a bright blue throat. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh
The Calliope hummingbird is the smallest hummingbird in the United States. Photo by Tim Nicol
The Chestnut-tailed Starling is found in open woodland and cultivated habitats. Photo by Sayan Biswas
The breeding success of Common Kestrels is highly dependent on prey availability. Photo by Ram Vaidyanathan
This European Goldfinch was photographed in Illinois, USA but is not native to America, it was introduced in the 19th century. Photo by Emil Baumbach
As its name hints at, the Great Barbet is the largest of the barbets. Photo by Darshan Kashi
The Grey-hooded Warbler is primarily found in the Himalayas. Photo by Rupal Vaidya
Himalayan Bulbuls raise up to three broods a year. Photo by Nitin A Chavan
The call of the Jerdon’s Leafbird is made up of imitations from other species. Photo by Aravind Venkatraman
The Kashmir Flycatcher is considered vulnerable on the IUCN red list due to destruction of its forest habitat. Photo by Pranesh Kodancha
The Little Ringed Plover is native to Europe and Asia. It migrates across the Sahara Desert to reach its overwintering habitat in Africa. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan
Marsh Warblers are monogamous but choose a new mate each year. Photo by Jorg Asmus
Orange-bellied Leafbirds build their nests on the edges of tree branches. Photo by Rajesh Chaube
The Green Bee-eater feeds on flying insects, breaking the exoskeleton by smashing it against a perch. Photo by Soumik Biswas
Pied bushchats nest in cavities. Photo by Shantanu Mukherjee
The Raggiana Bird of Paradise is the national bird of Papua New Guinea. Photo by Rich Lindie.
Female Barred Buttonquails are polyandrous, meaning they have many mates. Photo by Bhargab Mukherjee
Spotted Owlets have been associated with bad omens. Photo by Tapas Kundu
A Steppe Eagle appears on the flag of Kazakhstan. Photo by Debanshu Mukherjee
The Sykes’s Nightjar was first identified in India in 1832. Photo by Zubin Ashara
The White-crested Laughing Thrush is a cooperative breeder, with older siblings helping to care and protect the young. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi
The White-spotted Fantail was thought to be a sub-species of the White-throated Fantail. Photo by Sushil Khekare
Wire-tailed Swallows are strongly associated with water bodies. Photo by Jawad Ahmad
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!!