The Sketch

The Lammergeier

The Lammergeier

— This bone eater may seem sinister, but you just need some time to get to know it.
Hoatzin

The Hoatzin

— This South American misfit tries hard to fit in, but just can't help being weird.
kakapo

The Kakapo

— This New Zealander is often down, but never out.
Wilson's Phalarope: The Rebel

Wilson's Phalarope

— This freethinking sandpiper has no use for your bourgeois conventions.
The Oilbird

The Oilbird

— This bird's what you might get if you combined a bat, a dolphin, and a mouse, added just a soupçon of frat boy, and put a beak on it.
The American Dipper

The American Dipper

— This pudgy little bird may not look like anything special, but beneath its underwhelming exterior beats the heart of a champion.
The Bar-Tailed Godwit

The Bar-Tailed Godwit

— While you struggle to get your 10,000 steps a day, this wading bird covers thousands of miles without stopping once.
The Galapagos Penguin

The Galapagos Penguin

— These little guys are all about fun in the sun.
The Black Skimmer

The Black Skimmer

— This seabird is the Venus flytrap of the avian world—but way weirder.
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

— If a bird walks on water and no one is there to see it, does it make a splash?
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