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Red-crested Turacos.The only birds to possess true red & green color, not just a reflection produced by the feather structure

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Egret grooming. These birds were almost shot into extinction in the early 1900's simply for their beautiful feathers that were popular on women's hats.

The Secretarybird is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey endemic to Africa. It is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan region. It's the national emblem of Sudan, and also is a prominent feature on the Coat of arms of South Africa.

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Araripe Manakin This Critically Endangered species is down to about 50 birds and is threatened by habitat destruction