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Baby kookaburra by Anita Reay...adorable, I've never seen!

Shoebill by bayucca (Balaeniceps rex) also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. #Bird #Shoebill

Top 10 Rare Colorful Birds Around the World. | Most Beautiful Pages

Amazonian Royal Flycatcher - gorgeous bird rarely seen before

The Rainbow Owl is a rare species of owl found in hardwood forests in the western United States and parts of China

Bleeding heart pigeons-their 'bleeding hearts' are a sign of man's cruelty to animals

The Takahe is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898. However, after a carefully planned search effort, the bird was rediscovered in 1948 near Lake Anau. This rare, odd-looking bird remains endangered today, with only 225 individuals remaining.

Lazarus species: Takahe

Albino Owl. A completely albino bird is the most rare, lacking any pigment in its skin, eyes, and feathers. The eyes in this case are pink or red, because blood shows through in the absence of pigment in the irises. The beak, legs, and feet are very pale or white. Completely albino adults are very rarely spotted in the wild. They’re likely easier targets for predators because their color distinguishes them from their environment. A complete albino often has weak eyesight and brittle wing and...

The Cagou, bird of New Caledonia. Sister and I got that tattooed since we were born there ;)

10 Rare and Endangered Animals Having a Bad Hair Day

The rare species of cat bird found on the Isle of Lyse.

The Martial Eagle is Africa’s largest eagle, having a wingspan of 2.6 meters and weighing up to 6.2 kgs. It is easily recognized by its spotted undersides. A very aggressive predator, the Martial Eagle feeds on whatever it can catch, from Guinea fowl and other birds, to baboons, lion cubs, and even antelopes! Although capable of killing animals much larger than itself, it rarely does so, simply because it can’t carry such prey to a tree, and eating in the ground can be dangerous for this bird.

Birdwatchers are rushing to Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire to hopefully catch a glimpse of a rare albino jackdaw. Author Andrew Collins was the first to photograph the bird which locals have named Jackie. Repinned via Teri Rhan

Fischer’s Love Birds. The African Love Birds may be the tiniest birds in the parrot family, but don’t be fooled--they can be fierce. For example, there are different species of African Love Birds-NEVER breed them together. They will attack or kill one another. They are very assertive. by floridapfe's photostream