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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #88

The Wild Bird Trust presents the 88th edition of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week”.

Thank you to all contributing photographers and all WildBird! revolutionaries!

To submit your photo for selection in the Top 25, please post your image on the Wild Bird Trust Facebook page with details on species, location and photographer.

Greater Roadrunners spend most of their lives on the ground hunting lizards, small mammals, and birds. Photo by Leslie Reagan
The Tui is endemic to New Zealand and is a member of the diverse honeyeater family. Photo by Tony Stoddard.
A Black-headed Ibis searches for morsels in the dust in Gujarat. Photo by Nitin Sidhpura‎.
The oldest known Brown Pelican lived 43 years. Photo by Gail Pfoh‎
The American Kestrel feeds mostly on insects but are partial to the occasional lizard! Photo by Raymond De Jesus Asencio‎.
Long-tailed Broadbills are very sociable and often travel in large, noisy parties except during the mating season. Photo by Jay Shah‎.
The Maroon Oriole’s natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests in India and Southeast Asia. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh‎
The Lesser flamingo occurs in sub-Saharan Africa with another population in India. Photo by Vishwas Thakkar‎.
Jerdon’s Leaf Bird is named after British naturalist Thomas C. Jerdon. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi‎
A pair of Kingfishers locked in a courtship chase in Southern California. Photo by Leslie Reagan‎
The Southern double-collared Sunbird is a commonly seen flitting between the flowers of the remarkable Fynbos vegetation in the Western Cape of South Africa. Photo by Mary Walker
Both male and female Spot-billed Ducks undergo a complete postnuptial moult, dropping all their wing feathers simultaneously. Photo by Vishwas Thakkar‎.
At 8 to 10 cm in length, the Spotted Pardalote is one of the smallest of all Australian birds. Photo by Ashvij Putta‎
The Resplendent Quetzal is a member of the Trogon family and is the national bird of Guatemala. Photo by Abinash Dhal‎
A Red Jungle Fowl captured in a rare moment of flamboyance. Photo by Ami Prabal‎
A Himalayan Bulbul rises up. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi‎
The Arrow Marked Babbler is a Southern Africa species and has been recorded as host of the Levaillant’s cuckoo. Photo by Jan Roos.
A beautifully backlit Blue-tailed Bee-eater. Photo by Shyam Sundar.
Eastern Imperial Eagles are a lowland species, but due to habitat loss and hunting they have been pushed to higher elevations in Europe. Photo by Swethadri Doraiswamy‎
A Great Egret tip-toes through a wetland in search of prey. Photo by Farrukh Zafar
Swallow-tailed Gull is endemic to the Galapagos islands. Photo by Doug Gould.
Indian Thick-knee is also called the Indian stone-curlew because of its call that is much like that of a curlew. Photo by Rajesh Chaube‎
Crested Hawk Eagle or Changeable hawk Eagles eat mammals, birds, and reptiles. Photo by Shyam Sundar Nijgal
A Common Loon gives her chicks a ride on her back in Colville National Forest, Washington. . Photo by Tim Nicol
The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and national animal of the United States of America. Photo by Sjoerd Van Berge Henegouwen‎

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!!

Edited by Jordan-Laine Calder, Campaign Manager

https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2017/05/12/top-25-wild-bird-photographs-of-the-week-87/

Steve Boyes has dedicated his life to conserving Africa's wilderness areas and the species that depend upon them. After having worked as a camp manager and wilderness guide in the Okavango Delta and doing his PhD field work on the little-known Meyer's Parrot, Steve took up a position as a Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. He has since been appointed the Scientific Director of the Wild Bird Trust and is a 2014 TED Fellow. His work takes him all over Africa, but his day-to-day activities are committed to South Africa's endemic and Critically Endangered Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). Based in Hogsback Village in the Eastern Cape (South Africa), Steve runs the Cape Parrot Project, which aims to stimulate positive change for the species through high-quality research and community-based conservation action. When not in Hogsback, Steve can be found in the Okavango Delta where he explores remote areas of this wetland wilderness on "mokoros" or dug-out canoes to study endangered bird species in areas that are otherwise inaccessible. Steve is a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work in the Okavango Delta and on the Cape Parrot Project.
  • Shyam Sundar Nijgal

    Congratulations to all of you!!! Awesome photographs indeed

  • Sandipan Ghosh

    Thanks for selecting my snap of Maroon Oriole…..congratulations to other contributors

  • Ashvij Putta

    Thanks a lot for selecting my picture. Grateful to you.. ☺

  • Edwin Godinho

    Hi Steve,
    I’ve tried a couple of posts on the Facebook page but they seem to be falling through a black hole. It doesn’t show up on the page posts. What do I have to do to join the Wild Bird Trust Group? It doesn’t register as a Group under my groups either. I’ve liked the page and tried two posts. Can you please suggest what I’m doing wrong here?

    Regards,
    Ed

  • Shayan Chaudhuri

    how to submit photos here? please share.

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