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12% of bird species are threatened with extinction. Parrots, albatrosses, cranes and species endemic to remote islands feature high on the danger list.
Silhouette of Waved albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)~Punto Cevallos, Espaola (Hood) Island, Galapagos islands, Equador, South America - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Silhouette of Waved albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)~Punto Cevallos, Espaola (Hood) Island, Galapagos islands, Equador, South America
Californian Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) Captive, California, USA. Head portrait, IUCN designated endangered species - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Californian Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) Captive, California, USA. Head portrait, IUCN designated endangered species
Great frigatebird (Fregata minor listeri) drinking freshwater on the wing, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory, November - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Great frigatebird (Fregata minor listeri) drinking freshwater on the wing, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australian Territory, November
Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) wild male known as Sirocco walking along the ground, night parrot, Codfish Island, off Stewart Island, southern New Zealand, Critically endangered species - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) wild male known as Sirocco walking along the ground, night parrot, Codfish Island, off Stewart Island, southern New Zealand, Critically endangered species
Northern Bald / Hermit ibis (Geronticus eremita) captive, from Morocco, Critically Endangered Species - Rod Williams
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Rod Williams / Northern Bald / Hermit ibis (Geronticus eremita) captive, from Morocco, Critically Endangered Species
Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) perched in palm tree, silhouetted at sunset, Pantanal NP, Mato Grosso, Brazil, sequence 2/3. Endangered - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) perched in palm tree, silhouetted at sunset, Pantanal NP, Mato Grosso, Brazil, sequence 2/3. Endangered
Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche  melanophrys) in flight over the Southern Ocean, Antarctica. November - Roy Mangersnes
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Roy Mangersnes / Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) in flight over the Southern Ocean, Antarctica. November
Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) digging nest hole in hot sand, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Endangered - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) digging nest hole in hot sand, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Endangered
Whale headed / Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex) with wings raised in the swamps of Mabamba, Lake Victoria, Uganda   / Bec en sabot, Lac Victoria, Ouganda - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Whale headed / Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex) with wings raised in the swamps of Mabamba, Lake Victoria, Uganda / Bec en sabot, Lac Victoria, Ouganda
Face portrait of Philippine / Monkey eating eagle {Pithecophaga jefferyi} captive - Michael W. Richards
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Michael W. Richards / Face portrait of Philippine / Monkey eating eagle {Pithecophaga jefferyi} captive
Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) pair on breeding ground, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Endangered - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) pair on breeding ground, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Endangered
Portrait of Whooping crane {Grus americana} endangered species, USA captive - Lynn M Stone
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Lynn M Stone / Portrait of Whooping crane {Grus americana} endangered species, USA captive
Waved albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) head portrait, Galapagos, Critically endangered - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Waved albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) head portrait, Galapagos, Critically endangered
Indian white backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis) landing. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Feb 2010 - Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Indian white backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis) landing. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, Feb 2010
Takahe portrait (Phorphyrio hochstetteri) New Zealand - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Takahe portrait (Phorphyrio hochstetteri) New Zealand
Japanese / Red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) pair displaying, calling, in snow, Tsurui, Kushiro-Shitsugen National Park, Hokkaido, Japan - Kerstin Hinze
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Kerstin Hinze / Japanese / Red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) pair displaying, calling, in snow, Tsurui, Kushiro-Shitsugen National Park, Hokkaido, Japan
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hopping on a rock. Punta Vincente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands. - Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hopping on a rock. Punta Vincente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands.
Light mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) flying over sea, Macquarie Island, Southern Atlantic, Australian Antarctica, December - Fred Olivier
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Fred Olivier / Light mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) flying over sea, Macquarie Island, Southern Atlantic, Australian Antarctica, December
Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) digging nest hole, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Endangered - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) digging nest hole, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Endangered
Four Black footed / Jackass penguins {Spheniscus demersus} Cape Peninsula, South Africa - Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Four Black footed / Jackass penguins {Spheniscus demersus} Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Whale headed / Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex) feeding on a Lungfish (Protoperus sp) in the swamps of Mabamba, Lake Victoria, Uganda   / Bec en sabot, dipneuste, Lac Victoria, Ouganda - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Whale headed / Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex) feeding on a Lungfish (Protoperus sp) in the swamps of Mabamba, Lake Victoria, Uganda / Bec en sabot, dipneuste, Lac Victoria, Ouganda
Whale headed / Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex) in flight over the swamps of Mabamba, Lake Victoria, Uganda   / Bec en sabot, Lac Victoria, Ouganda - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Whale headed / Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex) in flight over the swamps of Mabamba, Lake Victoria, Uganda / Bec en sabot, Lac Victoria, Ouganda
Immature Northern Royal Albatross (Diomedea sanfordi) sitting on water. Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand, December. - Brent Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / Immature Northern Royal Albatross (Diomedea sanfordi) sitting on water. Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand, December.
Royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora) Northern race, in flight off Kaikoura coast, South Island, New Zealand. - Mike Potts
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Mike Potts / Royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora) Northern race, in flight off Kaikoura coast, South Island, New Zealand.
Golden Cheeked Warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) in fir tree, Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Texas, USA - David Welling
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David Welling / Golden Cheeked Warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) in fir tree, Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Texas, USA
Light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) portrait, South Georgia - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) portrait, South Georgia
Mauritius / Mascarene / Echo parakeet (Psittacula eques) Threatened / endangered species, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation breeding centre, Mauritius, captive - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Mauritius / Mascarene / Echo parakeet (Psittacula eques) Threatened / endangered species, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation breeding centre, Mauritius, captive
Jocotoco antpitta (Grallaria ridgelyi) in lower temperate forest, Zamora-Chinchipe, South Ecuador, South America. Discovered in October 2000, endangered. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Jocotoco antpitta (Grallaria ridgelyi) in lower temperate forest, Zamora-Chinchipe, South Ecuador, South America. Discovered in October 2000, endangered.
Kagu / Cagou (Phynochetos jubatus) New-Caledonia, Pacific, endemic and endangered - Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Kagu / Cagou (Phynochetos jubatus) New-Caledonia, Pacific, endemic and endangered
Light mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) on coast, Macquarie Island, Southern Atlantic, Australian Antarctica, November 2007 - Fred Olivier
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Fred Olivier / Light mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) on coast, Macquarie Island, Southern Atlantic, Australian Antarctica, November 2007
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) banking in flight while looking down. Tristan da Cunha, Tristan Group, South Atlantic, March. - Brent Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) banking in flight while looking down. Tristan da Cunha, Tristan Group, South Atlantic, March.
Portrait of a Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchus) standing on grassed ground. Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha, south Atlantic, March. - Troels Jacobsen/Arcticphoto
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Troels Jacobsen/Arcticphoto / Portrait of a Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchus) standing on grassed ground. Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha, south Atlantic, March.
Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) courtship, Punta Cevallos, Espaola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America. Endemic, Critically endangered - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) courtship, Punta Cevallos, Espaola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America. Endemic, Critically endangered
Tristan albatross {Diomedea dabbenena} gliding above sea, Southern Indian Ocean - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Tristan albatross {Diomedea dabbenena} gliding above sea, Southern Indian Ocean
Pair of Black-browed albatross in courtship display at nest site, overlooking the South Atlantic Ocean. Saunders Island, Falkland Islands - Charlie Summers
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Charlie Summers / Pair of Black-browed albatross in courtship display at nest site, overlooking the South Atlantic Ocean. Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
Black browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) parents tending chick, Falkland Islands - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Black browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) parents tending chick, Falkland Islands
Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) in flight over ocean, Drake Passage, Southern Ocean, Antarctica. - Chris Gomersall
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Chris Gomersall / Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) in flight over ocean, Drake Passage, Southern Ocean, Antarctica.
Black-browed albatross on nest with chick (Thalassarche melanophrys). Falkland Islands. - TJ Rich
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TJ Rich / Black-browed albatross on nest with chick (Thalassarche melanophrys). Falkland Islands.
Galapagos / Dark rumped petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia) Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Critically endangered species - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Galapagos / Dark rumped petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia) Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Critically endangered species
Galapagos penguin on rock(Spheniscus mendiculus) and Sally Lightfoot crab, Galapagos - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Galapagos penguin on rock(Spheniscus mendiculus) and Sally Lightfoot crab, Galapagos
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) diving underwater, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, endemic. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) diving underwater, Bartolome Island, Galapagos, endemic.
Black footed penguin (Spheniscidae demersus) mother and chick in burrow, False Bay, just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Black footed penguin (Spheniscidae demersus) mother and chick in burrow, False Bay, just outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
Black footed / Jackass penguin {Spheniscus demersus} preening, Boulders, South Africa - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Black footed / Jackass penguin {Spheniscus demersus} preening, Boulders, South Africa
Blackfooted / jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) Boulders beach, South Africa - Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Blackfooted / jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) Boulders beach, South Africa
Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand, October - Andrew Walmsley
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Andrew Walmsley / Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand, October
Black fronted penguins {Spheniscus demersus} Boulders Beach, South Africa Jackass male - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Black fronted penguins {Spheniscus demersus} Boulders Beach, South Africa Jackass male
A group of Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome). The world population of Northern Rockhopper has declined by 90% in the past 60 years. Quest Bay, Gough Island. UNESCO World Heritage site, March. - Troels Jacobsen/Arcticphoto
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Troels Jacobsen/Arcticphoto / A group of Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome). The world population of Northern Rockhopper has declined by 90% in the past 60 years. Quest Bay, Gough Island. UNESCO World Heritage site, March.
Two Yellow eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) mutual preening, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, February - Andrew Walmsley
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Andrew Walmsley / Two Yellow eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) mutual preening, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, February
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