A magnificent bird of paradise displays for a nearby female.
The lek-mating displays of the Greater birds of paradise.
A look at the commonalities between Wilson's bird of paradise and Magnificent bird of paradise.
This is the story of the fabric of life, and how all species are connected. At its center is the horseshoe crab, a creature that has remained virtually unchanged for eons. Its annual spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird, the red knot. But horseshoe crab numbers are plummeting, and the pyramid depending on this age-old creature is about to come crashing down.
Sheer nerve, character and intelligence have earned ravens a place in myth and legend, everywhere in the world where they are found. But they are also creatures of the heart -- when they find a mate, they bond for life.
Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak, and penetrating eyes. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction.