A truly rare bird - Albino Raven - ". The birds are thought to be leucitic and not albino, the result of a genetic defect producing chicks lacking normal pigmentation." Two black ravens with this gene will produce a white raven.
A mallard duck loses his balance on the ice and is sent sliding across the surface of a frozen pond in Dortmund, Germany Picture: UDO SCHLOTTMANN / CATERS NEWS (via Pictures of the day: 28 November 2012 - Telegraph)
ANIMAL WITNESS / The 'Asian Fairy-bluebird' (Irena puella). It is found in southern Asia from the Himalayan foothills, India and Sri Lanka east through Indochina, the Greater Sundas and Palawan (Philippines).
Campo flicker (Colaptes campestris) is a species of bird in the woodpecker family. It is found in a wide range of open and semi-open habitats in eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and north-eastern Argentina,
Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) is a small passerine bird found throughout the high mountains of Eurasia. In flight, it looks like a strangely colored Hoopoe or giant butterfly, but creeps on rock walls like a mouse.