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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Flowers

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme Flowers, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week. Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty...

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme Flowers, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week.

The Blue-tailed Emerald is found in the subtropical South America, east of the Andes from Colombia east to the Guianas and Trinidad. This bird is also found south to northern Bolivia and central Brazil. Photo taken in Moko, Aruba (Michiel Oversteegen)
Brown-throated Sunbirds feed primarily on nectar, but they can also be found taking small fruits and berries. Juveniles are generally fed with insects. Photographed in Singapore (Ll’tography Lilian Sng)
Common Starling is also known as the European starling. Photographed at Uttar Pradesh (Ajad Singh)
Crimson Sunbirds (Male) largely feed on nectar, but they can sometimes be seen taking insects especially when feeding the young. Photographed in Coochbehar, West Bengal, (Prashanta Bhattacharjee)
Adult and juvenile European Goldfinch in Frankfurt, Germany (Praveen K Bhat)
The Green Tailed Sunbird is found in temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. This species lives in open mountain woods with moss-covered trees. Photo taken in Okhrey, Sikkim (Anirban Roychowdhury)
The Indian Golden Oriole was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Eurasian Golden Oriole, but it has now been declared a full species. Photo taken in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India (Gur Simrat Singh)
Black-rumped Flameback in Mecheda (Avishek Mukherjee)
The Loten’s Sunbird is a resident and no seasonal movements are known. This species feeds on nectar and while foraging, it can be found hovering at flowers a lot. This is different from the Purple sunbirds that prefers to perch beside flowers. Photo taken in Kalamassery, Kerala, India (Dr SS Suresh)
Olive Backed Sunbird photographed at the Botanical Gardens of Singapore (Abhay Dahake)
The Oriental white-eye is found in a wide range of habits from scrub to moist forest. They can be found in mangrove areas sometimes, such as in the Karachi area. Photo taken in Munnar, Kerala, India (Poonam S Nayaka)
The Green-backed Firecrown is often found hanging from flower petals or leaves with its feet. Photo taken in Chile (Jorge de la Torre Aninat)
Purple Sunbirds feed mainly on nectar, although they will sometimes take insects when feeding their young (Vijay Singh)
Purple-rumped Sunbird in West Bengal (Aparna Mondal)
The Rosy Starling is also known as the Rose-coloured Starling or Rose-coloured Pastor (Ravi Muthuswamy)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet in California, USA (Sue Liberto)
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feed on the nectar of tubular flowers such as trumpet creeper, cardinal flower, honeysuckle, and bee-balm (Kelly Hunt)
Russet Sparrow is also called the Cinnamon or Cinnamon Tree Sparrow. It is a chunky little seed-eating bird with a thick bill. Photographed in Solan, India (Vaibhav Sheth)
Savannah Sparrow photographed in Alaska (Eleanor Sarren
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (photographed in Kolkata, India (Kalyan Kumar Phani)
The Baya Weaver is found across the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Photo taken at the Hatnur Dam (Kalyani Kapdi)
Streaked Spiderhunters use leaves to build their nests. The nest is usually made of leaves that are tied together with cobwebs, and they are found attached to the reverse side of a leaf. Photo taken at Bukit Fraser, Malaysia (Senthil Kumar Damodaran)
Stripe-throated Yuhina photographed at Lava, India (Ajoy Kumar Dawn)
The Cape Sugarbird is one of eight bird species endemic to the Fynbos biome of South Africa. Certain plants depend on this bird for pollination. This photograph was taken at the Kirstenbosch Gardens in South Africa (Owen Deutsch Photography)
White-eared Bulbuls are known to be one of the smartest and intelligent birds on earth. Photographed in Rajasthan, India (Ravi Muthuswamy)

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 delivering 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 every day 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 Abigail Ramudzuli, Campaign Manager

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Steve Boyes
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.