The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

Parotia sefilata - Western/Arfak Parotia bird of paradise (Paradisaiedae). Beautiful!

Parotia sefilata - Western/Arfak Parotia bird of paradise (Paradisaiedae). Beautiful!

Steph' Thorpe. Bird Artist and Illustrator | Artwork of bird species from the British Isles and beyond (specialist in UK Rare birds)

Steph' Thorpe. Bird Artist and Illustrator | Artwork of bird species from the British Isles and beyond (specialist in UK Rare birds)

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

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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