by Richard Taylor
Forest Rock-Thrush (Monticola sharpei), Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Blue-winged Teal / Sarcelle à ailes bleues
(by Eric Bégin)
"Two endangered whooping cranes mated for life have been found dead in Western Kentucky, the likely victims of an illegal shooter — and officials are offering a reward to catch the perpetrator.
Federal wildlife authorities have kept quiet about the rare cranes’ deaths last November while they have gathered evidence, but they say they plan to ask for the public’s help today.
“We are putting together a reward package,” said Tom MacKenzie, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional office in Atlanta.”
American Tree Sparrow by Brandon Grasley
(by Vicki’s Nature)
Black-throated green warbler
Golden Whistler male (Pachycephala pectoralis) by David Cook
Northern Cardinal (female)