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from BBC Nature

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

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from Active Adventures

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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Exhibit A. Previous pinner: pink peacock. Me: Sooo... I'll bet pink is your really favorite color.

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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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from Mail Online

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

Greater Bird of Paradise ~ Miks' Pics "Fowl Feathered Friends l" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/fowl-feathered-friends-l/

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The Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa), also known as the Green Turaco, is a species of turaco, a group of near-passerines birds. It is found in forests of West and Central Africa, ranging from Senegal east to DR Congo and south to northern Angola.

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from the Guardian

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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