The fierce-looking bald eagle is our national symbol. It is the only eagle unique to North America. The brown body, white head, and white tail of the adult birds make it easy to identify as it soars through the skies on long, broad wings.
The snow-white, black-tipped feathers and sky blue eye patches of the Bali mynah make this one beautiful bird. It’s the only native bird on Bali, one of the Indonesian islands. In addition to being a beauty, it is also extremely rare: Fewer than 50 Bali mynahs remain in the wild, where they live in just one place, Bali Barat National Park.
Supermodels of the bird world, flamingos are very social and spend much of their day preening and wading on their long, thin legs. But they are far more rugged than they look, able to live at high altitudes, in frozen lakes, or on muddy flats. Caribbean flamingos are also called American flamingos.
The Magellanic penguin does not dwell on the ice like so many of its cousins. Instead, it lives near the ocean in more temperate climates with grass, shrubs, and even forests. This medium-sized penguin was named after explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who spotted the birds in 1520 as he rounded the tip of South America.