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Inaugural World Bird Photo Contest: "In the Air". Photograph by Dubi Shapiro, HBW/Rex The marvellous spatuletail, an endangered hummingbird found in a small corner of Peru, is unique with two outer feathers.

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week – News Watch

The Jackson's Widowbird (Euplectes jacksoni) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Australia's Golden Brushtail Possum ~ These adorable and rare creatures are an unusual form of the common brushtail possum that get their fluffy golden coats from a genetic mutation that results in low levels of melanin in their skin and fur.  They are a rare sight in the wild, being found mostly in small pockets around Tasmania where they have fewer wild predators.

Australia's Golden Brushtail Possum ~ These adorable and rare creatures are an unusual form of the common brushtail possum that get their fluffy golden coats from a genetic mutation that results in low levels of melanin in their skin and fur.