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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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New Zealand Adventure Tours

Kakapo: rare bird of NZ: only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the Maori language, meaning “night parrot”

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The 100 most distinct and rare birds

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20 Beautiful And Strange Animal Pictures

Open the page to see some beautiful animals, & a couple of not so pretty ones. Ck out the albino turtle. <>< Royal flycatcher

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Bali Mynah- is restricted to the island of Bali in Indonesia, where it is the island's only endemic vertebrate species. 427 × 640 Critically Endangered. 559 × 750

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Asian Fairy Bluebird, southern Asia from the Himalayan foothills, India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia

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The most beautiful birds you've ever seen!: Explorers document, for first time ever, all 39 species of Birds-of-Paradise from rainforest hideouts

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