Sarus Crane by Tejas Soni.
A leucistic (partially-albino) red-tailed hawk with its handler. Taken from the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN.
Of all the raptors, the red-tailed hawk is the most prone to occasional leucism and albinism. Fully albino individuals generally perish quickly, since the lack of pigment in the eyes robs the birds the ability to see effectively.
Leucistic individuals have a chance of surviving in the wild, since they retain pigment in their eyes. Thus, sightings of pale, mottled, or fully white (but dark-eyed) red-tailed hawks are rare but regular throughout the population.
The Southern Carmine Bee-eater - Merops nubicoides, occurs across sub-equatorial Africa, ranging from KwaZulu-Natal and Namibia, the Congo and Kenya.
Photo by Gerrit Letz.
Lilac Breasted Roller playing with food on Flickr.
Photographer llouw Llewellyn
That isn’t a Lilac-breasted Roller. I think it’s actually a European Roller. The breast is angled away, but you look at the color of the auriculars- they’re blue, not pink. Furthermore, there’s no white streak over the eye.
The Emu - Dromaius novaehollandiae, is the largest bird native to Australia. The soft-feathered, flightless birds reach up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height. Emus can travel great distances at a fast economical trot and, if necessary, can sprint at 50 kl/h (31 mph).
Photo by Simon Bennet.