The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! A big thank you to all who submitted, as usual it was a difficult job choosing which would make the top 25. Next week marks the 100th week running of the Top 25 Wild Bird Photos. To be in the running 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.
American White Pelican colonies are occasionally poisoned when people use pesticides in close proximity to their habitat. Photo by Emil Baumbach
Arctic Terns undertake the longest migration in the animal kingdom, the longest being 91 000km. Photo by Anthony Roberts
The Black-rumped Flameback is native to India and parts of Pakistan. Photo by Sathya Vagale
When rodents are plentiful, Black-winged Kites breed prolifically. Photo by Vipul Patel
The Black-winged Stilt has the longest legs in the animal kingdom, in relation to its body size. Photo by Nishant Vyas
There is much debate around the taxonomy of the Black-throated Parrotbill. Experts recognize 10 sub-species within this species. Photo by Swarnendu Biswas
The Common Kestrel occurs in Europe, Asia and Africa. Photo by Tapas Kundu
Green-winged Pytilia generally have a red face but this uncommon yellow morph has a yellow face. This was photographed in Kimberley, South Africa by Brian Culver
Indian Coursers choose habitats where the grass is not taller than them, else their view is obstructed. Photo by Ram Vaidyanathan
The Indian Peafowl is the national bird of India. Photo by Harshad Nehate
The call of the Indian Spot-billed Duck is very similar to that of the Mallard. Photo by Pranesh Kodancha
The Isabelline Wheatear breeds in Russia and central Asia, migrating to Africa and India for the winter. Photo by Nitin Madan
This is a female Indian Peafowl, called a peahen. This species has been introduced to many countries across the globe. Photo by Bidyut De
The Javan Banded Pitta is native to Indonesia and its preferred habitat is moist lowland forest. Photo by Mohit Kumar Ghatak
This juvenile Eurasian Dotterel was raised by its father, the females are not involved in rearing chicks. Photo by Jörg Asmus
The Klaas’s Cuckoo is known to be a brood parasite of at least 18 different species. Photo by Fenton Cotterill
This juvenile Lesser Flamingo lacks the pink colouration of the adults. Photo by Jaidevsinh Rathod
Breeding Paddyfield Pipits may pretend to be injured to put off predators. Photo by Ämbar Chakraborty
The Red-whiskered Bulbul, native to Asia, was successfully introduced to Australia in 1880. Photo by Kamal Hari Menon
The Short-eared Owl occurs on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Photo by Vipin Sharma
The Siberian Stonechat’s scientific name, Saxicola maurus, means ‘dark rock dweller’. Photo by Debanshu Mukherjee
The Verditer Flycatcher forages above the forest canopy. Photo by Sujoy Dasgupta
The White-throated Bee-eater breeds in the semi-desert habitats of the Sahara and then completely switches habitat during the winter to the equatorial rainforest of Africa. Photo by Caroline Muchekehu.
The Wood Stork is the only stork which breeds in North America. Photo by Leslie Reagan
The Yellow Bittern breeds in reed beds. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan
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!!