In pictures: Atlas of Rare Birds by Dominic Couzens
White-rumped vultures were once a familiar sight in the cities of southern Asia, with a population numbering millions, but its numbers plummeted fast in the 1990s. It was discovered that an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat injured cattle was to blame. When the cattle died, the vultures would ingest the drug and suffer a slow, painful death
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According to some Native American myth. the raven was once a white bird with a beautiful singing voice. till it made such a selfless sacrifice for the benefit of mankind. It brought to man a flaming stick. In turn, the soot blackened its feathers. blistered its feet. and in breathing the smoke, ruined its voice forever. Here's to the raven and its sacrifice...