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Top 25 Wild Birds Photographs of the Week: Birds in Flowers

The wonderful colours often observed when birds interact with flowers have inspired many works of art; from a painting style in Chinese history based entirely on this theme, to modern day bird photography. Often the relationship between birds and flowers ...

Top 25 Wild Birds Photographs of the Week: The Cranes

The beautiful plumage and mating dances of cranes have made these species popular with people across the world. Cranes feature in the mythology of various cultures, for example in Japan, cranes symbolise good fortune and longevity. Despite their popularity, many ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: The LBJs

LBJ is a term used in many birding circles, to describe small, brown, passerine birds, like cisticolas and larks. These birds are often overlooked for their bigger, and more colourful counterparts. But when you take the time to watch and ...

Top 25 Birds that Scavenge

Scavenging birds play a vital role in our ecosystems, they clean up carcasses before they have time to rot. Without scavengers, rotting carcasses would become hubs for harmful pathogens. Vultures specialise in eating carrion and are highly efficient at cleaning ...

Top 25 Birds with Red Plumage

Red plumage is quite common in the bird kingdom, especially in males, who use their red feathers to attract females. Scientists have recently pinpointed how a bird’s genetic code allows them to produce red feathers. Birds take in yellow ...

Top 25: Wild Birds with Spectacular Catches

This week we are allowed a unique insight into the lives of birds that hunt. When we think of birds hunting, we typically picture a raptor with ferocious talons and a sharp beak to tear apart prey. But in fact ...

Top 25 Bird Interactions

This week we asked the Wild Bird Revolution followers to capture interactions between birds, and we were not disappointed! This outstanding collection gives us unique insights into the many social interactions that birds have every day. Courtship, raising chicks, competition ...

Top 25 Birds of Protected Areas

Protected Areas give space for wildlife to flourish in an otherwise human-dominated world. As of this year, just under 15% of our world’s land surface and 7% of our ocean surface is protected. This is growing steadily, an encouraging trend for ...

Top 25 Birds of Asia

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Birds of Asia. Out of all the continents, Asia has one of the highest bird diversities, particularly in India and south-east Asia. Here we present just 25 of these fascinating birds. Our Facebook page has ...

Top 25 Birds of Australasia

Australasia is renowned for their unique and unusual animals, and their birdlife is no exception. In Australasia you can see birds like Emus, Cassowaries and Logrunners. Australia and New Zealand are endemism hotspots, with 71% of New Zealand’s birds being ...

Top 25 Birds of Africa

Africa is home to some 2341 bird species, 67% of which are endemic to the continent. We were overwhelmed by the number of photographs submitted this week! It seems that many have been enchanted by Africa’s amazing birdlife. As Rudyard Kipling ...

Top 25 Birds of Europe

Wild Bird Trust presents the Top 25 Birds of Europe. Europe is a fairly species poor continent, with about 700 birds recorded. European bird populations are under severe threat from human development, particularly agriculture. A recent review found one third of all ...

Top 25: Birds of America

The Americas have a rich and varied avifauna. The United States is home to 1107 different species of birds, while Canada and Alaska host 686 and 521 species respectively. Despite being a smaller country, Mexico has almost as many birds as the US, ...

Top 25 Marine Birdlife

The oceans were once perceived as an endless abyss, so large that humans could not possibly have any measurable impact on the life within them. However as the human population has boomed, we have begun to impact our oceans more ...

The Best of the Top 25: Part 1

Over the past year we have received thousands of bird photographs from around the globe. This has been an amazing journey in discovering the amazing variety of birdlife that our world has to offer. This week we take a step ...