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There are thought to be no more than 1500 Marvelous Spatuletail's left in the wild. They are endemic to Peru and the tailfeathers from which they get their name can grow up to four times as long as their body • /r/Awwducational

There are various mutations of the Mandarin Duck found in captivity. The most common is the white Mandarin Duck. Although the origin of this mutation is unknown, it is presumed that the constant pairing of related birds and selective breeding led to recessive gene combinations leading to genetic conditions including albinism. (Wikipedia)

American Kestrel or Sparrow Hawk ~ A small falcon, and the only Kestrel found in the Americas. ~ Miks' Pics "Fowl Feathered Friends V" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/fowl-feathered-friends-v/

White crane; [I've pinned this because I think the wings are what I imagine an angel's wings would look like. It's the most beautiful bird flight photo I've ever seen. ;) Mo]

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The Cattle Egret nests in colonies, which are often, but not always, found around bodies of water. The colonies are usually found in woodlands near lakes or rivers, in swamps, or on small inland or coastal islands, and are sometimes shared with other wetland birds, such as herons, egrets, ibises and cormorants.

The Kea (Nestor Notabilis) is a large species of parrot of the superfamily Strigopoidea found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand.