#YearoftheBird

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Oh dear, I am so many many days behind. There is much birding and it is happening every morning at 6:00am! Then World Cup, then family time. The struggle for drawing time is real. I am sorry for my delay, I hope you all can hold tight for more pieces. I’m not stopping just behind. .

Here is my Least Sandpiper. I went back to some of the old brushes I used to get a less photographic quality. I think I like this balance better. I still love the gouache brushes for dark tones. .

Least Sandpipers are the tiniest shorebirds you see quickly walking along the waters edge or resting there too. They stand out with their yellow legs. .

#The100DayProject #100dayproject #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #birding #wip #caseygirard #dailydrawing #dailybird #illustration #natureart #audubon #ebird #bird #ornithology #drawing #artistoninstagram #procreate #shorebird #leastsandpiper


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A female Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) feeds her large chick (1), by foraging for food it could reach by itself (2) 😂
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Red-winged Blackbirds feed their young for 2-5 weeks after the chicks leave the nest
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Insects are the preferred food. I couldn't quite tell what this female was grabbing from amid the aquatic vegetation, perhaps larvae of some kind? Do you know?
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I'll put up a picture of the male in my next post 😁
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#redwingedblackbird #icterid #passeriformes #chick #birdwithchick #birdfeedingchick #animalfamily #birdfamily
#bird #birdsofinstagram #birds #birdphotography
#audubon #yearofthebird
#birdfacts #ornithology #urbanbirds #missouribirds #missouri_birdnerds
#wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeofinstagram #animal #animalsofinstagram #urbanwildlife
#missourinature #midwestnature #missouriwildlife #meetmeoutdoorsstl
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Incredible #FridayFact: The model for John James Audubon's Snowy Egret measured just over 22 inches in length—but weighed a mere 12 ounces! ❄️🕊️
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In Audubon's time, this beautiful bird was hunted for its edible flesh, considered a delicacy. Only later in the century did its breeding plumes (or aigrettes) become the ultimate fashion accessory, used on items like this wedding crown. (👉 Swipe to see.) 👑 To obtain aigrettes—which were sold in immense quantities at astronomical prices—hunters slaughtered the sociable birds during breeding season, leaving unattended eggs and abandoned young. Only strict conservation measures have restored the Snowy Egret to its former wetlands habitat. 👉 See these items on view in our exhibition #FightforFeathers, open through July 15. And learn more about the Snowy Egret today from our friends over at @usfws! #FashionFriday
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📸 Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Study for Havell pl. 242, 1832. Watercolor, gouache, and graphite with scraping and selective glazing on paper, laid on card. Purchased for N-YHS by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.242. [with George Lehman]. ...
📸 J. H. Johnston & Co. (1844–ca. 1910). Aigrette hair ornament (from a Snowy or Great Egret), 1894. New York City. Egret feathers, gold, gold wire, diamonds. @MuseumofCityNY, Gift of Mrs. Mary S. Griffin, 1961. #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #snowyegret #aigrette #feathers #migratorybirdtreatyact #conservation #savebirds #protectAmericanbirds


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Regrann from @shenandoahnps - In the space between ( #NitaBlue ) #blue and #violet lies the deep, rich hue known as Indigo - spectacularly represented in nature via the vibrant Indigo Bunting. During breeding season, the males are an unmistakable site (and sound) throughout #Shenandoah, particularly at the many overlooks along Skyline Drive. Keep your eyes open for a flash of electric blue...er...Indigo. Spotting this lovely bird is always a thrill! 🐦 #featheredfriendsfriday #yearofthebird #indigo #birdyourworld #indigobunting #shenandoahnps #ShenandoahSunshine


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Happy Friday from King Bully, guarding the go-juice from his perch!

#hummingbirdsofinstagram #kinghummingpig #yearofthebird #wildlifephotography #coffeecompanions


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#Repost @birdsofparadiseproject
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Photo by @TimLaman. A male Blue Bird-of-Paradise pauses while foraging for fruit. The brilliant blue feathers of the wings and tail lead many people to say that this specie is the most beautiful of all the birds-of-paradise. What do you think? This species is a member of the next group we’re featuring in our “meet the birds-of-paradise” series, which arguably the most iconic group of all – the 7 species in the genus Paradisea. @birdsofparadiseproject #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #yearofthebird @TimLaman

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Birds 2018 Week 24 Sneak peek. Very fiddly to draw 😂!!


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#featheredfriday A juvenile Broad-Winged Hawk sits atop a pine tree. #DYK To attract and court females, males perform a courtship display flight including cartwheels, dives, & aerial acrobatics. Birds meet in the air, hook their feet together and spiral down together. They are also very patient. This particular hawk attempted to get at Cardinal nest for over an hour before giving up and moving on to find easier prey. #broadwingedhawk #yearofthebird #hawk


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Bico-de-lacre (Estrilda astrild). É uma ave passeriforme da família Estrildidae.
Mede cerca de 12 centímetros de comprimento e pesa 8,9 gramas.
Ambos os sexos são parecidos, possuindo crisso e coberteiras inferiores da cauda negros no macho e pardo escuros nas fêmeas.
Alimenta-se de sementes, principalmente as de gramíneas africanas, como o capim-colonião e o capim-elefante, introduzidos em nosso país para a formação de pastagens.
É comum em campos e terrenos baldios nas cidades. Originário da África, o bico-de-lacre foi trazido para o Brasil em navios negreiros para servir como pássaro de estimação, durante o reinado de D. Pedro I. Tendo escapado das gaiolas, inicialmente no Rio de Janeiro, espalhou-se por diversas regiões brasileiras. Vive em bandos de cerca de 6 indivíduos. Comumente, pode ser encontrado voando em bandos em áreas urbanas de passagem, indo para locais onde tem terrenos baldios na cidade. (Wikiaves). #birdwhat #birds #birds_of_instagram #birds_adored #birdwildlife #birdswildbird #birdswild #king_birds #kings_birds #planetbirds #exclusive_wildlife #fifyshades_of_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #splendid_animals #ig_brazil_birds #yearofthebird #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #best_birds_of_ig #avesbrazil #avesbr #avifauna #birds
#igs_birds #apreciadoresdanatureza #estrildaastrild


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Thank you @9gag, for sharing a compilation of videos that show some the science of Hummingbird feathers found in the @audubonsociety article that came out last week, for new followers or old that haven’t yet read it, I’ll have it in my story or in the link in my bio. Grateful for @9gag to help me reach a wider audience outside the #SciComm community to talk with and bring appreciation for things such as Hummingbirds.
All wildlife handled by a professional biologist, who is trained and certified to be able to handle wildlife, please do not try this.


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In the space between blue and violet lies the deep, rich hue known as Indigo--spectacularly represented in nature via the vibrant Indigo Bunting. During breeding season, the males are an unmistakable site (and sound) throughout Shenandoah, particularly at the many overlooks along Skyline Drive. Keep your eyes open for a flash of electric blue...er...Indigo. Spotting this lovely bird is always a thrill! #featheredfriendsfriday #yearofthebird #indigo #birdyourworld #indigobunting #shenandoahnps


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Northern Flicker, Wayne, PA
- Ross Smith, Wayne, PA
#jjactakeover #yearofthebird


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See the full version of this image and read the story behind it and a few others as the sun rose that morning on my blog, link in my bio! Is it fresh mist or old smoke? Check my latest article to find out!
Red-breasted Meadowlark, #Trinidad
#birdman #birdsofig #birding #birdwatching #birders #birdsasart #moodyblues #nightsinwhitesatin #artistic #omy #bluemorning #morningglory #meadowlark #redbreastedmeadowlark #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #birdnerd #bloglife #bloggerlife #blogon #ripkoko


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Birds are beautiful... Look at this bateleur eagle! Found throughout Africa south of the Sahara, this beauty can fly almost 10 hours a day looking for food... Wild and free... Great photo by Alan Tunnicliffe 🦅🦅🦅 #travelafrica #bird #bateleureagle #eagle #birdsofafrica #beautifulbirds #birdsofinstagram #birds #tgif #wildlife_seekers #feathers #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #africa #safari #africanwildlife #wildandfree #birdview #birdlife #love #naturelovers #weareafrica #especiallyafrica #yearofthebird


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Ketika berbicara mengenai indikator perubahan lingkungan, tidak semua satwa memiliki peranan yang sama baiknya sebagai indikator. Salah satu kriteria utama bagi satwa yang dapat digunakan sebagai indikator perubahan lingkungan adalah sensitivitas yang tinggi terhadap perubahan lingkungan. Satwa yang terlampau tangguh dan tidak terpengaruh terhadap perubahan lingkungan akan memberikan sedkit informasi mengenai apa yang terjadi pada lingkungan di sekitarnya.
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Selain itu, untuk menjadi indikator perubahan lingkungan yang baik satwa yang menjadi indikator haruslah satwa yang mudah ditemui. Satwa yang terlalu langka akan sulit untuk ditemui dan diambil datanya. Sehingga, cukup sulit juga untuk mengambil kesimpulan mengenai perubahan lingkungan yang terjadi di sekitar satwa tersebut. .
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Melihat dua kriteria tersebut, kita dapat menarik kesimpulan bahwa burung merupakan salah satu satwa yang dapat menjadi indikator perubahan lingkungan yang baik. Dengan melihat perubahan pada kebiasaan burung disekitar kita, kita dapat mengamati perubahan yang terjadi pada lingkungan di sekitar kita. #YearOfTheBird #BirdYourWorld
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Raja-udang meninting - Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)
Status: Least Concern (LC)
Foto oleh @sepayat / Burung Indonesia


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Eastern Kingbirds are handsome flycatchers, often seen hunting insects from a prominent perch in open habitats near forest edges or water. They often pair up to chase and harass larger nest predators, such as crows, jays, and Cooper’s Hawks! Photo: Lucy Love #easternkingbird #eaki #birdsofinstagram #dakotawild #flycatcher #whitneypreserve #audubon #thenatureconservancy #yearofthebird


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Repost @burung_indonesia
Penyerbukan yang efisien sangat penting untuk menjamin pasokan makanan bagi hewan dan manusia. Hal ini tentu saja karena adanya fakta bahwa tanaman merupakan fondasi bagi setiap rantai makanan di seluruh bumi. Mengingat fakta bahwa sekitar 74 - 98% tanaman berbunga di dunia melakukan penyerbukan dengan bantuan hewan, hewan yang membantu penyerbukan (pollinators) merupakan salah satu komponen penting dalam kelestarian keragaman hayati global.
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Burung madu merupakan salah satu hewan penyerbuk yang sangat umum dijumpai di Indonesia. Kicaunya yang meriah dan juga tariannya yang riang membuat banyak orang jatuh hati padanya. Akibat kontribusinya yang sangat signifikan bagi ekosistem, seluruh jenis burung madu pun menyandang status dilindungi oleh negara. Seluruh jenis burung madu dilindungi oleh Undang-Undang nomor 5 tahun 1990 yang dijabarkan dalam Peraturan Pemerintah (PP) nomor 7 tahun 1999.
#YearOfTheBird #BirdYourWorld
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Burung-madu sriganti - Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)
Status: Least Concern (LC)
Foto oleh @jihadbio / Burung Indonesia
#audobonsociety #beautifulbirds #yearofthebird #birder #birding #birders #bird_lovers_daily #best_bird_shots #wildbirds #birding_lounge #backyardbirds #snowyegret #barredowl #greatblueheron #bird_freaks #redtailedhawk #fledgling #birdsofig #featheredfriends #birdphotography #babybirds


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Positive Thinking and the Law of Attraction...there are really no other words to describe the experience with this fledgling bald eagle. We have monitored some eagle’s nest for the @carolinaraptor this season and were out to visit one of the nests for the last time. Unfortunately, neither juvenile or either parent returned to the nest while we were there. As we turned to head down the trail, where the nest would no longer be visible, I noticed one of my shoes had become untied. We were probably about 800 to 1,000 feet from the nest at this point. Because of this delay, I decided to turn around one last time to see if anything had returned to the nest and right in front of me was this guy! He was circling right above us. He was staring at us and almost appearing to show off. We had monitored this nest since November, from mating and nest re-building to our first glimpses of the nestlings but had never actually seen the fledglings fly. I asked for this over and over. To have a close-up and personal experience with him like this was incredible 🦅💗 #yearofthebird #birdsmatter


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Snowy Egret, Cape Canaveral, Fl
- Ross Smith, Wayne, PA
#jjactakeover #yearofthebird


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Little blue-gray gnatcatcher found a snack


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🐦 Carcará (🇬🇧 Southern Caracara / 🤓 Caracara plancus)
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📷 Canon EOS 70D
🔭 Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG
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#passaros #wikiaves #avifauna #birdsofinstagram #theimaged #fatalframes #avesdobrasil #photooftheday #ig_captures #alovefornaturesbest #justgoshoot #pantanal #instagood #artofvisuals #corumbaincrivel #exploreeverything #igs_birds #animals #natureza #corumba #matogrossodosul #naturelovers #animals #achadosdasemana #instagrambrasil #naturekillerz #reinoanimal #brwildanimals #brasilnature


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Red-winged blackbird preening


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Blue-eyed Ground-Dove
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Uma câmera remota, instalada em um poço numa reserva particular no deserto da Namíbia, permitiu capturar closes de animais sedentos sem perturbá-los. Você verá cabra-de-leque, vaca-do-mato e zebras - e ouvirá os encantadores sons de cortiçóis que vêm beber e também absorver preciosas gotas de água em suas penas para levar aos seus filhotes, que podem estar a dezenas de quilômetros de distância, no deserto.
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@Regrann from @christineeckstrom - Video by @ChristineEckstrom and @FransLanting A remote camera set up at a water hole in a private reserve in the Namib desert enabled us to capture close ups of thirsty animals without disturbing them. You’ll see springbok, hartebeest, and zebras—and hear the lovely bell-like calls of sandgrouse who come to drink. But they also soak up precious drops of water in their breast feathers to carry back to their chicks, who may be dozens of miles away in the desert. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate behavior of wildlife in Africa. @ThePhotoSociety #Safari #YearoftheBird #Namibia #NamibRand #Desert #Wildlifephotography


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Looking back through my photos in La Jolla with @acouplewithoutborders, I found this one that I haven't shared yet 💙 A young Brandt's cormorant (top right) watches carefully as an adult manuveurs around sunbathing sea lions while gathering seaweed (nesting material) for his family in the cliffs nearby. Luckily this adult is being a good example, and is not teaching the youngster to steal material from other cormorants' nests!
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#BrandtsCormorant #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #bns_birds #eye_spy_birds #your_best_birds #bestbirdshots #nuts_about_birds #total_birds #naturephotoportal #feather_perfection #planetbirds #nb_nature_brilliance #sassy_birds #bird_brilliance #raw_birds #birds_captures #birds_adored #ip_birds #efe_nature_or_nothing  #kute_birds #naturyst #ptk_birds_animals #birds_illife #live_love_wildlife #naturegrampixels #birdfreaks #thebirdingsquad #intobirds


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Let me tell you 'bout the birds and the fruit . . . and a thing called love. We had passed him by. Not to be ignored, he squawked out a loud, "Good morning to you!" Our Harris's Hawk on fruited Saguaro early this morning. Love this big bird. #harrisshawk #hawk #saguaro #saguarofruit #cacti #birdsofinstagram #cactus #bird #birds #birder #birding #birders #birdphotography #az #azwildlife #azphotography #azphotographer #arizona #arizonaphotography #arizonaphotographer #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #birdyourworld #yearofthebird


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In the Capitol with Audubon advocating for migratory birds and healthy communities. #vote4birds #puroaudubon #AB2627 #saltonsea #yearofthebird #audubonca


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Steller's Eagles : the squabble for food only ends when the food is gone and maybe not even then as the birds fight for dominance. Canon 1dxmkii, EF70-200mm f/2.8ii at 185mm, 1/2500 sect at f/8.0, ISO 250, spot metering, manual mode, hand held.


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I was over at my former residence taking care of some things and this little guy was buzzing me and chattering at me. I think he is angry that all my feeders are gone. I am certainly going to miss all of the wildlife. It took me eight years to convert my yard to native missouri plantings. I built it and they came. Now I feel like I am starting all over.
DC-G9 with LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3
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It was a real shocker and surprise when I netted this Broad-billed Motmot, not that they aren’t in the area, but I hadn’t seen on in awhile. In my opinion, this species seems to be a little more elusive than the very similar looking Rufous Motmot, I hadn’t netted one at any of my research sites in over eight years. They’re one of my favorite Motmots, I love their subtle teal blue chin feathers, and their decurved bill, it gives them such character.


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The female Ruby-throated Hummingbird builds a dainty cup shaped nest, only 2.5 centimetres in diameter. The nest is most comprised of spider webs, plant material and lichens. The lichens on the outside help camouflage the nest (Janelle Peters Pitula)

#illinois #hummingbird #america #birdsofamerica #wildbird #birding #birdphotography #feather_perfection #birdlife_insta #birdwatching #birdlovers #birdoftheday #wildlife_shots #bird_brilliance #exclusive_wildlife #birdsofinstagram #nature #wildlife #YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld #nuts_about_birds #nature_lovers #wildlife #birdsplanet #naturephotoportal


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“Rising Up.” A common tern (Sterna hirundo) rises up from her nest as the rest of the colony takes wing. If you look closely, you can just see the tops of the eggs underneath her. Canon 7D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens with 2x teleconverter, Induro GIT404L tripod, 1/1600 second, f/5.6, ISO 400. @canonusa @indurotripods @nanpapix #canonfanphoto #nanpapix #neverstopexploring #whatawonderfulworld #birdsofinstagram #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #birding #birds #naturephotography #nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography #commontern #breedingbehavior #nesting #tern #newyork #longisland #nickersonbeach #bestbirdshots #your_best_birds #flight


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Saguaro blooms are gone, Saguaro fruit is here, and the White-winged Doves have invaded. Does anyone else see doves at a distance and think they might be a raptor of some sort and then get disappointed when it’s just the millionth Dove you have seen that day?

White-winged Dove - Gilbert Riparian Preserve, Gilbert, Arizona USA June 20th, 2018

#nikon #nikond500 #nikonphotography #novicephotographer #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #birdphotography #naturyst #planetbirds #birdsofinstagram #bestbirdshots #kings_birds #birds_captures #birds_adored #feather_perfection #wildlife_perfection #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bb_of_ig #yearofthebird #birdnerd #audubonsociety #whitewingeddove #birding #birdingarizona #nature #naturelovers #saguaro #saguarofruit #gilbertriparianpreserve


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Fancy #tbt to when I first photographed a bird in a setting that appealed to me. It formed the basis for my style that currently exists. Never forget your roots.
Rufous-tailed Jacamar, #Tobago
#birdman #birdsofig #birding #birdwatching #birders #nanpapix #birder #birdsofinstagram #birdsoftrinidadandtobago #rufoustailedjacamar #Jacamar #neverforgetyourroots #neverforget #rootsbloodyroots #throwbacks #throwbackthursday #2011 #daytrip #ecotourism #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #magicforest


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Great Horned Owl & Owlet
- Ross Smith, Wayne, PA
#jjactakeover #yearofthebird


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These beautiful Oriental Kingfishers are found in the evergreen forests and mangroves of western India and south-east Asia. They have a varied diet, including fish and insects, which means they do not need to live close to water.
#wildbird #birding #birdphotography #feather_perfection #birdlife_insta #birdwatching #birdlovers #birdoftheday #wildlife_shots #bird_brilliance #exclusive_wildlife #birdsofinstagram #nature #wildlife #YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld #nuts_about_birds #nature_lovers #wildlife #birdsplanet #naturephotoportal #kingfisher #colourful


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