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Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) | Andean Vulture | Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) | Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) | King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) | Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) | Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) | Pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) | Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) | Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) | Black-and-red bird | Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) | Mohawk bird | Purple Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis purpureus) | Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) | Swainson's Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii) | Golden-neck Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus) | Rhinoceros Hornbill | Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) | Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros undulatus) | Stork | Stork | Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) | White-crested Laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus) | Asian Pied Hornbill (Antbracocerus albirostris) | Rainbow Lory (Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus) | Red lorrikeet | Lorikeet | Lorikeet | Oriental Pied Hornbill (Antbracocerus albirostris)

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Bird | Double wattled Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) | Pheasant | Purple heron in flight | Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata) | Male heron of Petulu | Fish Eagle, Botswana | Hyancinth Macaws, Brazil | Toucan, Brazil | Fiery Billed Aracari, Costa Rica | Scarlet Macaws, Costa Rica | Green Parrot, Honduras | Scarlet Macaw, Honduras | Lafresnaya lafresnayi hummingbird in mid-flight | Coeligena (inca) torquata hummingbird | Andean Cock-of-the-rock | Green heron (Butorides striatus) | Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera) | Red-and-green macaws in flight above clay lick | Hummingbird feeding on Heliconia flower | Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) in Oxbow lake | Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay | Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay | Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot | Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot | Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) | Blue-and-yellow macaws flying toward clay lick | Blue-and-yellow macaw flying in front of purple flowers | Close-up on face of a Red-and-green macaw | Chestnut Eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)

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Chestnut Eared Arašari (Pteroglossus castanotis) | Red-and-green macaw in flight | jungle fowl, Cambodia | Yellow weavers at breakfast | Egyptian Goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus | African fish eagle | Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) | Great blue turaco (Corythaeola cristata) in a treetop | Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata) | Cinnamon-chested bee-eater (Merops oreobates) | Woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) perched on a branch | Long-crested Eagle, Lophaetus occipitalis, perched on a tree stump | Pair of Grey crowned cranes "kissing" | Pair of Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris) | African fish eagle | Great cormorants, Pink-backed pelicans, Great white pelicans on a Lake Edward/Kazinga Channel beach | Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) | Andean Vulture | Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) | Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) | Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella) | Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea) | Hatchling parrot at rehabilitation center | Mohawk bird | Mohawk bird | African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) | Laughing Kookaburra (Dacela novaeguineae) | Toucan | Duck | Stork

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Pied Hornbill (Antbracocerus albirostris) | Lesser Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea minor) | Black bird yellow markings | Western Crowned Pigeon (Goura cristata) | Blue-crowned pigeon (Goura cristata) | Western Crowned Pigeon | Parrot | Red lorri | Ground pheasant | Hornbill | Stork | Pelican | Palm-nut vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) in flight | Blue-breasted bee-eater (Merops variegates variegatus) | African skimmers (Rynchops flavirostris) | African skimmers (Rynchops flavirostris) | African skimmers (Rynchops flavirostris) in flight | White-crested Laughingthrush | Male Argusianus argus | Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera) | Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Ceiba seeds | Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying | Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) with its mouth slightly agape | Male Vieillot's black weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus) nest building | Woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) perched on a branch | Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) atop a Euphorbia plant | Pair of African crowned cranes (Balearica regulorum) | Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis | African skimmers (Rhynchops flavirostris) on a beach along the Kazinga Channel | Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) drying its wings in the sun

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Hundreds of cormorants and pelicans gathered on a sanbar | African fish eagle perched in a thorn bush | African fish eagle in flight | African fish eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer | Andean Vulture | Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) | Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) | Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) | Grey-Cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus) | Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) | Concave-casqued hornbill (Buceros bicornis) | Congo Peafowl (Afropavo congolensis) | Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) | Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) | Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) | Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) | Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) | King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) | Marianas Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus roseicapilla) | Marianas Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus roseicapilla) | Milky Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus) | Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) | Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) | Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) | Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) | Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) | Pink pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) | Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous) | Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous) | Taveta Golden Weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps)

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Asio madagascariensis owl | Black kite (Milvus migrans) perched in tree | Giant coua (Cuoa gigas) | Madagascar bee-eaters (Merops superciliosus) | Madagascar paradise flycatcher | Malagasy Kingfisher | Angry owl in bungalow | pied crow in flight | Weaver bird nests in a palm tree | Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis) | African darter taking flight | Yellow-billed stork (Mycteria ibis) | Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima) | Vieillot's black weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus nigerrimus) working on a nest that once belonged to a Village weaver (P. subpersonatus) | Vieillot's black weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus nigerrimus) working on a nest | White Heron of Putulu, Ubud | Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) on branch above stream | Yellow-crested Cockatoo | Rhinoceros Hornbill | Rhinoceros Hornbill | Wreathed Hornbill | Asian Pied Hornbill | Rainbow Lory | Fish eagle in treetop | Fish eagle nest in tree | Malaysian Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) | Orange-backed Woodpecker (Reinwardtipicus validus) | Orange-backed Woodpecker (Reinwardtipicus validus) eating a worm/grub/insect larvae | Orange-backed Woodpecker (Reinwardtipicus validus) in the forest canopy | Pied hornbill in canopy tree

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Pied hornbill in canopy | Pied hornbill at the top of a canopy tree | Pied hornbill in flight | Male Great Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus) | Male Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus) | Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) in flight | Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) along the Tembeling River | Eagle nest | Australia | Fairy Wren, Australia | Rainbow Lorikeet, Australia | Blue-crowned Motmot | condors, Grand Canyon | Heron, Honduras | Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera) | Yellow-crowned parrot (Amazona ochrocephala) | Macaws feeding on clay lick | Feathers of scarlet macaw (Ara macao) | Flock of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying toward clay lick | Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying toward clay lick | Owl, Cambodia | Pied Kingfisher eating a minnow | Male orange weaver (Ploceus aurentius) on a papyrus stalk | Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) wading in duckweed | Male weaverbird working on building a nest in the early evening | Blue bird with a moderately long tail (African blue-flycatcher (Elminia longicauda)?) | Blue-headed coucal, Centropus monachus | Variable sunbird (Cinnyris venusta) or Collared sunbird (Hedydipna collaris) | Woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) perched on a branch

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Woodland kingfisher | Woodland kingfisher with Rwenzori mountains behind | Crowned hornbill (Tockus alboterminatus) | Rueppell's Glossy-Starling (Lamprotornis purpuropterus) | Flock of Grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) on the African savanna | Flock of African skimmers (Rhynchops flavirostris) on the Kazinga Channel | Sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) | Goliath heron, Ardea goliath, in Uganda | Egyptian Geese, Alopochen aegyptiacus, with pied kingfishers in the background | African skimmers on a beach along the Kazinga Channel | Pair of African fish eagles, Haliaeetus vocifer | Group of great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) on a beach of the Kazinga Channel | Buffalo, pelicans, cormorants on a sandbar in the Kazinga Channel | Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) | Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens), and Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) | African fish eagle perched in a thorny bush | Egyptian Geese, Alopochen aegyptiacus, walking in the shallows of the Kazinga Channel | African fish eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer, in flight | Grey-headed kingfisher, Halcyon leucocephala, on a Euphorbia plant | Immature Black-headed heron


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