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Behind the scenes look at a National Geographic Photo Ark shoot of American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Lincoln, NE.

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A Javan kingfisher (Halcyon cyanoventris) at Bali Bird Park in Bali, Indonesia.

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A male peacock displays his beautiful feathers and plumage.

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A western screech owl, Sonoran Desert colorphase (Otus kennicottii) at the Sutton Avian Research Center.

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A Mallard duckling, Anas platyrhynchos, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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American goldfinches feed on thistle seed from a garden feeder.

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A pair of yellow casqued hornbills (Ceratogymna elata) at the Memphis Zoo.

This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Two sun conures (Aratinga solstitialis) at the North Carolina Zoo.

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A greater rhea (Rhea americana) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A greater rhea (Rhea americana) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A greater rhea (Rhea americana) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A pair of white-breasted cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A southwestern red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis fuertesi, at Wild At Heart in AZ.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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An American barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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An American barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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An American barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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An American barn owl (Tyto alba pratincola) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A red phased Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A red phased Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A juvenile red-footed booby (Sula sula) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas. This animal came in as a baby, found on the beach in the Galveston area.

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A juvenile red-footed booby (Sula sula) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas. This animal came in as a baby, found on the beach in the Galveston area.

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A juvenile red-footed booby (Sula sula) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas. This animal came in as a baby, found on the beach in the Galveston area.

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A juvenile red-footed booby (Sula sula) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas. This animal came in as a baby, found on the beach in the Galveston area.

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A red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus alleni or Buteo lineatus extimus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus alleni or Buteo lineatus extimus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus alleni or Buteo lineatus extimus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.

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A female Western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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A female Western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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