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White-bellied Blue Robin, India ~ This species is classed as Endangered by Birdlife International

The Smew (Mergellus albellus) is a species of duck, and is the only member of the genus Mergellus. This species breeds in the northern taiga of Europe and Asia. It needs trees for breeding. The Smew lives on fish-rich lakes and slow rivers. As a migrant it leaves its breeding areas and winters on sheltered coasts or inland lakes of the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, northern Germany and the Low Countries, with a small number reaching Great Britain.

18 strange and beautiful hummingbird species

These 'flying jewels' are fascinating to watch. Here are some of our favorite examples of these gorgeous and unusual birds.

The Galah - Eolphus roseicapillus, is one of the most abundant and familiar of the Australian parrots, occurring over most of Australia, including some offshore islands. The Galah is found in large flocks in a variety of timbered habitats, usually...

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) is a very small passerine bird found throughout North America. It is a member of the kinglet family. The kinglet is migratory, and its range extends from northwest Canada and Alaska south to Mexico. Its breeding habitat is spruce-fir forests in the northern, mountainous, United States and Canada.