Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Waterbirds

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Waterbirds

The term waterbird is used to refer to birds that live on or around water. Waterbirds are well adapted to their aquatic lives. They have feet functioning as paddles, and their feathers are made to be waterproof and air tight. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme WaterBirds, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment.…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns

Herons, egrets and bitterns as a group are varied and have a worldwide distribution, but are common in the tropics. These wading birds are often associated with both fresh and coastal water where they feed at the edge of lakes, rivers, and the sea on aquatic prey including fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Some species may specialise on certain prey items such as crabs, while others may feed opportunistically on birds and…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Feathers

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Feathers

Feathers vary widely in their shape and size and are one of the defining characteristics of birds. Feathers perform many functions for birds which include flight in most species, thermoregulation, waterproofing in marine species, and communication and camouflage via their colour. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of bird feathers, your pictures can create awareness about the variety of feathers that birds use. Here we present the…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: December

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: December

Birds have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, they are found on all continents and use many types of habitats, however as humans change many of these habitats birds have had to either adapt, or suffer. Many species have been able to adapt to human habitation and changing habitats, but many species have also been threatened with extinction. We would like to thank all the photographers that submitted…