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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #95

The Wildbird Trust is proud to present the 95th edition of the Top 25 Wild Bird Photos of the Week! Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and congratulations on being selected! Please keep submitting photographs by posting them directly to the Facebook page with species, location and photographer details in the caption. And please...

The Wildbird Trust is proud to present the 95th edition of the Top 25 Wild Bird Photos of the Week! Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and congratulations on being selected! Please keep submitting photographs by posting them directly to the Facebook page with species, location and photographer details in the caption. And please keep sharing the blog post, Facebook page, Twitter (@wildbirdrev), and Instagram (@wildbirdtrust) and lets keep growing the Wild Bird! Revolution!

A Shikra homing in on an invertebrate prey. Photo by Suvadip Mondal‎.
The Red winged laughing thrush is found only in China and Veitnam. Photo Jay Shah, China.
Sometimes you just need to sit back and appreciate the wonder of a Peacocks tail. Photo by Keyur Nandaniya‎.
The Crowned Woodnymph is a species of hummingbird found in Souther America. This one was photographed in Colombia by Andrew Walker.
Male Black breasted Weavers build an enclosed nest from reeds and mud, and females will select him based on the quality of the nest. Photo by Tahir Abbas
The Siberian Jay is a member of the crow family and it is estimated that there are 40 000 to 80 000 breeding pairs in Finland. Photo by Jörg Asmus, Sweden.
Reddish Egret chases a Snowy Egret in Fort Myers, Florida. Photo by Melissa Penta‎
Nice subspecies of Kalij Pheasant can be found in the Himalayan foothills, from Pakistan to western Thailand. Photo by Rajesh Chaube‎.
Of the ~37 species of orioles, the Golden Oriole is the only one that breeds in the Northern Hemisphere. Photo by Vijayendra Desai‎. 
A trio of Steppe Eagles feeding off a carcass in Jalpaiguri, India. Photo by Mousam Ray‎
Rose-ringed Parakeet. quenches its thirst in Gwalior, India. Photo by Rajesh Chaube‎
Northern Pintails are easily recognizable by their long tail feathers. Photo by Soumya Roy‎.
Western Bluebirds rely on trees for their berries but also for cavities to nest in. Photo by Tim Nicol, Republic, WA.
Confusingly, the Scarlet Minivet is actually a golden, yellow colour. Photo by Tanmoy Das‎.
A White-winged grosbeak photographed in Bhutan by Radhakrishnan Sadasivam‎.
Unlike other ibises in the India, the Red-naped Ibis is not very dependent on water and is often found in dry fields a good distance away from water. Photo by Unmesh Jadav‎.
Male and female Hooded Warblers use different habitats: males in mature forest, and females in scrubbier forest and seasonally flooded areas. Photo by Owen Deutsch Photography, Chicago.
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse parents soak their breast feathers in water and deliver the water back to their nests to cool off their chicks. Photo by Dhairya Jhaveri‎
The Bearded Reedling is a wetland specialist, photographed here in Italy by Carlo Galliani‎.
Green-tailed Sunbird is also know as the Nepal yellow-backed sunbird . Photo by Sandipan Ghosh. ‎
Brown-fronted woodpeckers have zygodactyl feet, with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, to help them cling onto vertical tree trunks. Photo By Nitin A. Chavan
Bar-headed Goose is the highest flying bird and flies at 7000 m to fly over the Himalayas. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan
Black-chinned hummingbird is one of the most adaptable of all hummingbirds, often found in urban areas. Photo by Jola Charlton
The Bank Myna is called a “Sharak” in Punjabi. Photo by Subhrojit Dey.
Atlantic Puffins can live to 30 years and won’t breed until they’re 6 years old. Photo by Abhay Dahake‎, Farne Islands, UK.

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!!

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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.