A pack of rats recently killed 14 orange-bellied parrots housed at a captive breeding facility in Tasmania. These birds are part of a national recovery program working to replenish the species' dwindling population.
There are less than 100 Javan green magpies remaining in the wild and captivity. Experts at Chester Zoo have taken in 12 individuals as a desperate final attempt to save them from extinction.
Painted bunting has come to vacation at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. Not only is the male bird out of its natural range, but it is out of season -- right about now he should be basking in the Florida sun.