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Birds on the Brink

A selection of bird species teetering on the edge of extinction.
Male Madagascar pochard. Believed extinct until its rediscovery in 2006, captive breeding efforts are now underway in an attempt to save this species.
Male Madagascar pochard. Believed extinct until its rediscovery in 2006, captive breeding efforts are now underway in an attempt to save this species.
California condor in flight. Once Extinct in the Wild, but part of a captive breeding programme now introducing individuals back into the wild.
California condor in flight. Once Extinct in the Wild, but part of a captive breeding programme now introducing individuals back into the wild.
California condor, head detail
California condor, head detail
Captive-bred California condor chicks being fed by a hand puppet
Captive-bred California condor chicks being fed by a hand puppet
Captive Socorro dove, classified as Extinct in the Wild.
Captive Socorro dove, classified as Extinct in the Wild.
Taita apalis, restricted to just three tiny forest fragments in the Taita Hills of Kenya.
Taita apalis, restricted to just three tiny forest fragments in the Taita Hills of Kenya.
Hawaiian crow perched on branch. Classified as Extinct in the Wild.
Hawaiian crow perched on branch. Classified as Extinct in the Wild.
Hawaiian crow - overview
Hawaiian crow - overview
Galapagos petrel in flight over sea. This species has been decimated by introduced predators.
Galapagos petrel in flight over sea. This species has been decimated by introduced predators.
Galapagos petrel - overview
Galapagos petrel - overview
Galapagos petrel conservation
Galapagos petrel conservation
White-winged guan perched. This species was believed extinct for over a century, but rediscovered in 1977.
White-winged guan perched. This species was believed extinct for over a century, but rediscovered in 1977.
White-winged guan in an aviary as part of a captive breeding project
White-winged guan in an aviary as part of a captive breeding project
Juvenile Madagascar fish-eagle held by researcher monitoring population
Juvenile Madagascar fish-eagle held by researcher monitoring population
Madagascar fish-eagle, one of the rarest bids of prey in the world.
Madagascar fish-eagle, one of the rarest bids of prey in the world.
Belding's yellowthroat, under threat from habitat loss and fragmentation.
Belding's yellowthroat, under threat from habitat loss and fragmentation.
Slender-billed vulture standing on carcass. This species has been adversely affected by anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat cattle.
Slender-billed vulture standing on carcass. This species has been adversely affected by anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat cattle.
Slender-billed vultures feeding on carcass
Slender-billed vultures feeding on carcass
Sociable lapwing by water. The exact causes of this species' decline are unknown.
Sociable lapwing by water. The exact causes of this species' decline are unknown.
Jerdon's courser walking. Rediscovered in 1986, this species is under threat from habitat loss and degradation.
Jerdon's courser walking. Rediscovered in 1986, this species is under threat from habitat loss and degradation.

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