from BBC Nature

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

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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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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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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

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Western or Arfak Parotia (Parotia sefilata) endemic in Indonesia, belongs to the family of “Birds of Paradise” (Paradisaeidae)

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The Harpy Eagle is a Neotropical species of eagle. It is the largest raptor found in the Americas, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world

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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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