Parrots are a colourful group of birds found in most tropical and subtropical regions where they use cool temperate habitats. Their diet varies depending on the species, but many feed on vegetable matter, fruits, seeds, and nectar and pollen, with some species using their feet to hold onto their food while they feed. Parrots are popular as pets which has led to a thriving and often illegal trade, this added to loss of nesting holes in trees from habitat destruction has resulted in some species being threatened with extinction..

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of  parrots, your pictures can create awareness about the beauty of these birds and the threats that they face. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of parrots.

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Red-masked parakeets are found in Ecudaor and Peru, they are listed as near-threatened due to local and international trade (Owen Deutsch)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 1 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsHyancinth macaws are native to central and eastern South America and are the largest macaw species with a length of up to 100 cm (J Bernardo Sanchez)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 2 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsBlue-and-yellow macaws are found in South American forests, woodland, and savannah (Jola Charlton)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 3 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsSlaty-headed parakeets are found in the Himalayas and surrounding areas in hillside forests and valley woodlands, they normally spend their time in flocks or family groups foraging (Hitesh Chawla)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 4 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsBlue-winged parakeet taking off in Karnataka, India (Arun Samak)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 5 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsPlum-headed parakeet in a sorghum field, Nagpur, India (Kapish Rai)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 6 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsA pair of blue-and-yellow macaws photographed in Pacaya Samiria Reserve, Amazon, Peru (Judi Fenson)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 7 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsScarlet macaw flying in the Costa Rican jungles (Ramesh Aithal)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 8 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsClose up of a vernal hanging parrot, they feed on fruit, seeds, buds, and blossoms (Praveen K Bhat)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 9 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsOrange-winged parrots feeding in the rain, Wright Center, Trinidad and Tobago (Adriana Dinu)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 10 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsRose-ringed parakeet preening itself (Dr SS Suresh)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 11 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsMilitary macaws are found in the forests of Mexico and South America, due to deforestation, and capture for the pet trade industry they are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN (Kubilay Bekirogullari)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 12 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsBrown hooded parrots breed from southeastern Mexico to north-western Colombia, they feed on seeds and fruits (Ramesh Aithal)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 13 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsWhite cockatoos are endemic to tropical rainforests on the islands of Indonesia, they use hollows of large trees to nest, however their habitats are being lost and they are captured for the caged bird trade resulting in them being listed as endangered by the IUCN (Subhamoy Das)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 14 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsVernal hanging parrot peering from behind a flower in Goa, India (Prakash Chimad)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 15 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsRose-ringed parakeets are a popular pet, because of this feral populations have formed in cities across the world (Meeta Athavale)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 16 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsBlue-winged parakeets are endemic to the Western Ghats of India, photographed here in Periyar, Kerala, India (Jyotsana Jetley Nirula)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 17 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsGreen parakeets are found in central America, pairs will use holes in trees to nest (Melissa Penta)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 18 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsCockatiels are endemic to Australia but are popular pets worldwide, their natural habitats are arid or semi-arid country close to water (J Bernardo Sanchez)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 19 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsAlexandrine parakeets got their name from Alexander the Great because he transported birds from Punjab to European and Mediterranean countries. They are listed as near threatened by the IUCN due to habitat loss and excessive capture (Hitesh Chawla)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 20 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsA beautiful plum-headed parakeet in Kotagiri, Niligiris, India (Panthera Tigris)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 21 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsSlaty-headed parakeets in Uttarakhand, India (Bhavesh Rathod)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 22 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsTanimbar cockatoo flying overhead in Jakarta, Indonesia (Arun Samak)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 23 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsSulphur-winged parakeets are endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama, they feed in flocks on seeds and fruits (Owen Deutsch)top 25 wild bird photographs of the week parrots 24 - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: ParrotsSlaty-headed parakeet perched on a branch in Chopta, Uttarakhand, India (Sandipan Ghosh)

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 Laurie Johnson, Campaign Manager

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