Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The world's rarest bird photos...

The kakapo is a large, flightless parrot from New Zealand

A fish-eating duck restricted to a few fast-flowing rivers in central Brazil and north-eastern Argentina.

A large seabird which breeds only on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean

This species has a tiny, severely fragmented population, known from less than 10 recent locations in central India.

A medium-sized water bird that once bred in Russia, Japan and China

A very large crane that breeds in eastern Russia and China, and in Japan.

The small, declining population of this species in central and north-eastern India is endangered because of hunting and agricultural development

A small parrot that breeds only in a small area in south-western Tasmania and migrates to coastal areas in south-eastern Australia in the winter.