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from BBC Nature

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

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

British Robins ... can't beat them! Wherever I've lived there has always been a robin who has totally befriended me - and I've always named them "Tim" in honour of one of my fave authors Derek Tangye, who wrote about one in his books ♥ It's unusual to see two sitting together like this; despite their endearing image they are very aggressive little birds, and will fight to the death over their territory.

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”

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

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

Chinese Moon Moth (Actias luna) Luna -- This rare moon moth is half Spanish and half Chinese. Luna Moths are huge moths, with a wingspan of four and a half inches. They have a white body, pinkish legs, and huge pale green wings. The hindwings have eyespots and long tails. They fly, only at night, in Spring and early Summer. Luna Moths were once very common, but are now considered an endangered species in some areas.

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# Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, estimated 130 left. Has a highly developed sense of smell.