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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #104

The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos!  This week we feature birds from India, Pakistan, the USA, South Africa and Italy. Thank you to everyone who shared their snaps with us! To be in the running for next week’s top 25 you can submit photographs on the Facebook page with species, location and photographer as the caption. Also follow us on twitter (@wildbirdrev) and instagram (@wildbirdtrust) for regular updates.

The Bay-backed Shrike is widely distributed across India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Photo by Pratik Humnabadkar

 

The Black-capped Chickadee is native to North America, it is the state bird of Massachusetts and Maine. Photo by Tim Nicol

 

The preferred habitat of the Blue-eared Kingfisher is dense evergreen forest and mangroves. Photo by Sushil Khekare

 

Blue-throated Barbets can be found in Asian cities with fruiting trees. Photo by Ray Kamal Das

 

Blue Whistling Thrushes in the Himalayas move down to lower altitudes in winter. Photo by Arun Samak

 

The Blue-winged Siva is in decline due to destruction and fragmentation of its montane forest habitat. Photo by Dr Ganesh Rao

 

The Cape Canary is unique to the fynbos biome of South Africa. Photo by Owen Deutsch

 

Only 25% of young Common Kingfishers survive to breed in the following year. Photo by Kanchan Das

 

The Crested Tit nests in a hole it excavates out of a rotting stump. Photo by Carlo Galliani

 

There is a lot of confusion about the taxonomy of the Crowned Wood Nymph, some experts split this species into two. Photo by Owen Deutsch

 

The Eversmann’s Redstart breeds in the mountains of central Asia. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan

 

The Fox Sparrow is split into four different sub species based on its breeding range across northern and western North America. Photo by Emil Baumbach

 

This Indian Nightjar’s wide gape helps it to catch flying insects. Photo by Nilesh Bhadla

 

The Indian Peafowl is endemic to India, however it has been introduced into many countries across the globe. Photo by Anvita Paranjpe

 

The Indian Roller has been divided into three sub species. Photo by Mainak Ghosh

 

The Indian Courser prefers arid and open habitats. Photo by Ashish Tiwari

 

Knob-billed Ducks may not breed if rains have been poor. Photo by Vijay Bendre

 

During the breeding period, Koklass Pheasants feed almost entirely on ants. Photo by Prashant Kumar

 

During courtship the male Laughing Dove will follow the female, bobbing his head. Photo by Sushil Khekare

 

The Malabar Crested Lark nests on the ground. Photo by Saswat Mishra

 

There are a number of different races of Plain Prinia, all differing in plumage. Photo by Vishwas Thakkar

 

The Red-chested Pochard breeds in southern Europe and central Asia, some captive birds have been released in Britain which have now formed feral populations. Photo by Momita Bhattacharya

 

The Siberian Tit lives in conifer forests. Photo by Carlo Galliani

 

Tickell’s Thrush is common in the forests of the Himalayas. Photo by Sanjay Sen

 

White-breasted Kingfishers have been known to prey upon small birds like white eyes. Photo by Kallol Bhattacharya

 

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!!

 

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #103

Comments

  1. akash shekar
    karnataka
    September 10, 4:50 am

    How to particapite

    • Steve Boyes
      September 21, 8:38 am

      Hi there. Please visit our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/wildbirdtrust/. Here you can post your photographs directly to the Facebook page with species, location and photographer as the caption. Good luck!

  2. akash shekar
    tumkur
    September 10, 4:49 am

    How to parpacipate

  3. Rajesh Ranadive
    India
    September 9, 4:41 am

    Sir, How can i post my photo on this esteem group. Advice
    Thanks

  4. Arun Samak
    Jakarta
    September 9, 2:05 am

    Great images and congratulations to all. Steve Thanks for selecting the imag

  5. Partha pratim Bhattacharjee
    coochbehar west bengal india
    September 8, 2:05 pm

    how can i post my photo in nat geo please send me a link

    • Steve Boyes
      September 21, 8:38 am

      Hi there. Please visit our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/wildbirdtrust/. Here you can post your photographs directly to the Facebook page with species, location and photographer as the caption. Good luck!