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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #101

The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! This week we have a range of species from the bright and colourful passerines to the owls. This is just a small insight into the amazing diversity of bird species across the globe. Thank you to all those who submitted, for sharing your local diversity with us.  To be considered for next week’s Top 25 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.

Both the male and female Asian Paradise Flycatcher are involved with nest building and raising the young. Photo by Rajeev Tyagi

 

The Banded Kingfisher is the only bird in the genus Lacedo. Photo by Mohit Kumar Ghatak

 

In temperate regions small mammals make up 90% of the Barn Owl’s diet. Photo by Kallol Bhattacharya

 

The Pied Kingfisher is one of the most abundant kingfishers in the world. Photo by Tahir Abbas

 

This Black Redstart can hybridise with Common Redstarts. Photo by Adhirup Ghosh

 

The Black-throated Trogon is native to South America, this one was photographed in Panama by Owen Deutsch

 

True to its name, the Blue-bearded Bee-eater eats mainly bees. Photo by Abu Bakar Siddik

 

The Blue-fronted Redstart is native to the Himalayas and China. Photo by Sudeep Garg

 

The Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush has an increasing population because they have been able to make use of degraded habitats. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh

 

The Coppersmith Barbet excavates a hole in a tree to nest in. Photo by Sushil Khekare

 

The Double-crested Cormorant is native to the Americas. Photo by Leslie Reagan

 

A Eurasian Sparrowhawk ringed in Denmark was found to have lived for over 20 years. Photo by Suketu Purohit

 

You will normally spot the Flameback Woodpecker in pairs. Photo by Sathya Vagale

 

The Glossy Ibis nests in freshwater and brackish wetlands. Photo by Carlo Galliani

 

The Green Bee-eater will remove the sting of its prey before eating it. Photo by Palash Thakkar

 

The Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher lays between three and four eggs in the summer. Photo by Mano Haran

 

The Black Stork will build its nest in trees with large canopies. Photo by Sathya Vagale

 

The Indian Eagle Owl is endemic to India. Photo by Prasad Sonawane

 

The Little Stint is polygamous. Photo by Irtiza Bukhari

 

The life history of the Calliope Hummingbird has not been well studied. Photo by Jola Charlton

 

The Rufous Hummingbird shows aggression to conspecifics at flowers and feeders. Photo by Tim Nicol

 

The Short-eared Owl is often spotted during the day. Photo by Suketu Purohit

 

In Africa there are cultural taboos against killing Southern Ground Hornbills, however many of these have been lost in the modern generations. Photo by Edwin Godinho

 

White-winged Grosbeaks are altitudinal migrants. Photo by Mohit Kumar Ghatak

 

Scaly-breasted Munias construct nests with grass or bamboo leaves. Photo by Palash Thakkar

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!!

 

https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2017/08/11/top-25-wild-bird-photographs-of-the-week-100/

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.
  • Steffin

    Beautiful photos… Congrats to all…
    But there is one photo by Sathya Vagale, please review the ID of that bird.

    • Thank you for this, we have made the correction!

  • Anuj Valmiki

    Lovely snaps! Thanks for the larger focus on birds of the Indian subcontinent in this series!

  • rishab meher

    Excellent images.

    How can I submit my own too?

  • Nandita Bhattacharya

    I want to post pictures of birds here
    Please let me know the procedure..
    Thanks and Regards
    Nandita Bhattacharya

  • Mitali deb

    Want to post my own bird picture…please let me know the procedure…

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