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from BBC Nature

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

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

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”

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.

"What will be your summer-wildlife highlight? A dawn chorus combining birds of woodland and wetland? Lying in a meadow of orchids and ox-eye daisies? A boat trip to an offshore island where puffins peer curiously at you? Or a dune tiger beetle, scurrying along the sand beneath the bluest of summer skies? This book celebrates the special, the rare and the spectacular." A Summer of British Wildlife by James Lowen #100dayswild

Javan Hawk Eagle - endangered ~ One of the rarest of all raptors, the Javan Hawk-eagle is believed to be a monogamous species. The female usually lays one egg in nest high on top of forest trees. The diet consists mainly of birds, lizards, fruit bats and mammals.

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

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