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
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.