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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #94

The Wild Bird Trust presents the 94th edition of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week”!

These photographs have been hand-picked from over a hundred submissions that came in over the last week! Bird photographers from around the world send in photographs everyday and it is an absolute joy going through all of them. Thank you to all those who submitted their special images and please keep them coming!

To be featured in this selection, post your high quality wild bird photograph to the Wild Bird Trust Facebook page with details on bird species, location and photographer in the caption. Also follow the revolution on Instagram and Twitter and most of all, check out the brand new Wild Bird Trust website!

Viva Wild Bird! Revolution , Viva!

Malabar parakeets are endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India. Photo by Nagaraj Chindanur‎.
The Kori Bustard can weigh up to 18kg and is Africa’s largest flying bird. Photo by Edwin Godinho from the Ngorongoro Crater.
The Common Kingfisher is widespread across Eurasia and North Africa. Photo by Sudipto Roy in West Bengal.
The largest colony of Dalmatian Pelicans is in Prespa , Greece and is home to 1200 pairs! Photo by Lennart Hessel
A magical moment of an Egret captured in Orissa by Soumik Biswas.
A flock of Greater short-toed larks captured by Hardik Rathod‎ in Gujarat, India.
Birds take baths to rid themselves of dust and parasites. An Indian black-lored tit after a bath by Sudipta Chakraborty.
Mandarin Ducks have been introduced to Europe but are native to East Asia. Photo by Carlo Galliani‎.
Purple Sunbirds are very vociferous and mob owls or other predators. Photo by Debjyoti Sarkar‎, West Bengal.
The Summer Tanager. is the only completely red bird in North America. Photo by Sambath Subbaiah‎, Texas.
There are eight recognized subspecies of the Savanna Nightjar, all of which are found in Asia. Photo by Suketu Purohit
The White-throated dipper is an aquatic passerine bird and is Norway’s national bird. Photo by Jörg Asmus‎, Sweden.
A special moment between a Red-vented bulbul parent and its three newly hatched chicks captured by Debjyoti Sarkar‎.
The Rufous Treepie is a member of the crow family and is native to the Indian subcontinent. Photo by Duraibabu K Chandrasekaran
The male Zitting Cisticola’s breeding called is a sort of ‘zitting’ that is likened to the repeated snipping od scissors. Photo by Rajesh Chaube
The Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the United States. Photo by Jola Charlton
Bronze Winged Jacana breeds in India and Southeast Asia. Photo by Tanmoy Das‎, India.
The Black-bellied Plover is the largest plover in North America. Photo by Melissa Penta‎, Florida.
Baya weaver is a weaver bird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awn in Sialkot, Pakistan.
Barn Swallow parents sometimes get help from “helpers” to feed their clutch. These helpers may be chicks from previous clutches. Photo by Birupakshya Mitra in West Bengal.
The word Anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird. Photo by Leslie Reagan‎ in Florida.
Andean Cóndors have been known to live for up to. 50 years in the wild. Photo by Ricardo Varela‎.
American Oystercatchers parents will feed their precocious young for two months after hatching. Photo by Suraj Ramamurthy‎ in Nickerson beach. NY.
The Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis (570-526 BC) decreed the death penalty for anyone who mistreated the Sacred Ibis. Ironically, the Ibis has disappeared from Egypt. Photo by Wes Gideyi‎ in Nairobi, Kenya. 2
Pine Siskins up their sugar intake to fatten up for the cold North American winter. Photo by Tim Nicol in Republic, Washington.

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!!

https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2017/06/23/top-25-wild-bird-photographs-of-the-week-93/

 

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.
  • Rupam paul

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