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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #83

The Wild Bird Trust is proud to present the 83rd edition of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week”.
Each week we are overwhelmed by the quantity and calibre of photographs we receive from photographers from around the world. This makes the job of selecting the Top 25 as difficult as it is exciting and enjoyable. Thank you once again to each and everyone one of the WildBird! revolutionaries whether you’re submitting your photographs or simply spreading the love of birds through sharing our page. Please keep it up!

Viva WildBird! Revolution, Viva!

A Taiwanese endemic, the White-Eared Sibia. Photo by Mohit Ghatak.
A Taiwanese endemic, the White-Eared Sibia. Photo by Mohit Ghatak.
There are nearly 100 species of Kingfishers found around the world. This is the Crested Kingfisher, a species found across Asia. Photo by Wajahat Malik‎
There are nearly 100 species of Kingfishers found around the world. This is the Crested Kingfisher, a species found across Asia. Photo by Wajahat Malik‎
Little Ringed Plovers have a very large range and can be found throughout Asia, Europe and parts of Africa.  Photo by Saurabh Chakraborty‎.
Little Ringed Plovers have a very large range and can be found throughout Asia, Europe and parts of Africa. Photo by Saurabh Chakraborty‎.
African Darter thriving in an urban wetland in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by Allan Holland
African Darter thriving in an urban wetland in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by Allan Holland
En garde! Two Common Snipes in Pakistan. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan
En garde! Two Common Snipes in Pakistan. Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan
A Whiskered Tern catches a snack. Photo by Tanmoy Das‎
A Whiskered Tern catches a snack. Photo by Tanmoy Das‎
One of three extant puffin species, The Tufted Puffin is  recognizable by its thick red bill and yellow tufts. Photo by Teri Franzen
One of three extant puffin species, The Tufted Puffin is recognizable by its thick red bill and yellow tufts. Photo by Teri Franzen
Three's a crowd. Spotted Owlets in Kerala, India. Photo by Santosh R.
Three’s a crowd. Spotted Owlets in Kerala, India. Photo by Santosh R.
The Snow Partridge is a member of the pheasant family and found across the Himalayas. Photo by Sunil Kadam‎.
The Snow Partridge is a member of the pheasant family and found across the Himalayas. Photo by Sunil Kadam‎.
Male Ruddy Ducks look almost cartoonish with their brilliantly sky-blue bills. Photo by Raymond De Jesus Asencio‎
Male Ruddy Ducks look almost cartoonish with their brilliantly sky-blue bills. Photo by Raymond De Jesus Asencio‎
Female Pheasant-tailed Jacanas are bigger and more brightly colored than males. They mate with multiple males and will lay up to 10 clutches to be left in the care of their males. Photo by Anvita Paranjpe‎
Female Pheasant-tailed Jacanas are bigger and more brightly colored than males. They mate with multiple males and will lay up to 10 clutches to be left in the care of their mates. Photo by Anvita Paranjpe‎
The fasted land animal on the planet, the impressive Peregrine Falcon. Photo by Andrew Keys‎
The fastest land animal on the planet, the impressive Peregrine Falcon. Photo by Andrew Keys‎
Maccoa Ducks breeds in two disjunct areas: eastern Africa from Sudan and Ethiopia to Tanzania, and southern Africa from Zimbabwe to the Cape in South Africa. Photo by Rich H Flack
Maccoa Ducks breeds in two disjunct areas: eastern Africa from Sudan and Ethiopia to Tanzania, and southern Africa from Zimbabwe to the Cape in South Africa. Photo by Rich H Flack
North Island Kākā is one of two subspecies of Kākā - the South Island is home to the other. This large and charismatic parrot is endemic to New Zealand and is listed as endangered.  Photo by Tony Stoddard
North Island Kākā is one of two subspecies of Kākā – the South Island is home to the other. This large and charismatic parrot is endemic to New Zealand and is listed as endangered.
Photo by Tony Stoddard
Long-tailed shrike beautifully lit in Keoladeo National Park. Photo by Bidyut De‎.
Long-tailed shrike beautifully lit in Keoladeo National Park. Photo by Bidyut De‎.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? Neither, the Grey Junglefowl did.  Photo by Panthera Tigris‎
What came first, the chicken or the egg? Neither, the Grey Junglefowl did. Photo by Panthera Tigris‎
Previously considered just a sub-species of the Purple Swamphen, the Grey-headed Swamphen was recognized as a separate species in 2015. Photo by Nitin Madan‎
Previously considered just a sub-species of the Purple Swamphen, the Grey-headed Swamphen was recognized as a separate species in 2015. Photo by Nitin Madan‎
A rufous morph Eastern Screech Owl in New York. Photo by Robert Strickland‎.
A rufous morph Eastern Screech Owl in New York. Photo by Robert Strickland‎.
Darters have one neck vertebrae longer than the others and this enables them to use their necks like spear-guns to catch prey. Photo by Rupayan Datta‎.
Darters have one neck vertebrae longer than the others and this enables them to use their necks like spear-guns to catch prey. Photo by Rupayan Datta‎.
Common Raven portrait in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Sjoerd Van Berge Henegouwen‎.
Common Raven portrait in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Sjoerd Van Berge Henegouwen‎.
Citrine Wagtail reflection. Photo by Arindam Halder‎.
Citrine Wagtail reflection. Photo by Arindam Halder‎.
Black-faced Laughingthrush in Neora Valley National Park. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh‎
Black-faced Laughingthrush in Neora Valley National Park. Photo by Sandipan Ghosh‎
Bare-Throated Tiger Heron chick showing off its throat pouch. Photo by Photo by Alejandro Gonzalez Terrazas
Bare-Throated Tiger Heron chick showing off its throat pouch. Photo by Alejandro Gonzalez Terrazas

A American Flamingo in flight in the Galapagos. One featherPhoto by Christopher Ciccone Nature Photography‎.
A American Flamingo in flight in the Galapagos. Photo by Christopher Ciccone Nature Photography‎.

Malabar Hornbills are endemic to the Western Ghats mountain range in south India and are one of nine hornbill species occurring in India. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi.
Malabar Hornbills are endemic to the Western Ghats mountain range in south India and are one of nine hornbill species occurring in India. Photo by Shivayogi Kanthi.

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!!

Edited by Jordan-Laine Calder, Campaign Manager

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #82

Comments

  1. Indranath Datta
    Houston, Texas, USA
    April 22, 4:44 pm

    Wonderful photographs by some wonderfully talented photographers! Proud to see my own nephew among them. Wildlife photography is the toughest because birds and animals have the bad habit of not standing still, or posing and preening as humans do. That makes these doubly awesome. Look forward to seeing many of you become regular NatGeo contributors.

  2. Indranath Datta
    Houston, Texas, USA
    April 22, 4:38 pm

    Wonderful photographs by some amazingly talented photographers! Proud to see my own nephew among them. Wildlife photography is the toughest because birds and animals have the bad habit of not standing still or posing & preening for the photographer, as humans do. That’s what makes these truly awesome.

  3. Krishna Prasad
    April 21, 2:27 pm

    How do we submit images to be considered the selection process ?

  4. Arunava Sinha
    Kolkata - India
    April 17, 5:54 am

    Awesome images.

  5. Ashim kumar pandit
    India
    April 17, 3:00 am

    Great photography…

  6. Somnah Datta
    Mysore, India
    April 17, 12:35 am

    Excellent work to preserve wildlife, even humanity, which is at peril. We all live together, or we all perish together.

  7. Bidyut De
    Kolkata
    April 15, 2:07 am

    Many thanks for choosing my photo….
    Many thanks to other contributors…….for their great efforts.

  8. Jay
    Singapore
    April 14, 10:36 am

    How do I submit images?

  9. Tanmoy Das
    India
    April 14, 9:19 am

    Delighted to see my image on the top 25 list. Thanks a lot admin 🙂