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A federally endangered Turquoise parrot (Neophema pulchella) at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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A federally endangered turquoise parrot (Neophema pulchella) at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Great blue turaco (Corythaeola cristata) at the Houston Zoo.

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Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A great blue turaco (Corythaeola cristata) at the Houston Zoo. In parts of the world, this species of bird is hunted for its meat and feathers.

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Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra) at the Houston Zoo.

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Red-sided eclectus parrots or New Guinea Eclectus (Eclectus roratus polychloros) at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Colorful striped chairs crowd the beach in Salvador, Brazil.

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A float maker prepares the Big River samba group’s float for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro’s Samba City.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A wild caught orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) in Missouri.

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A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis ristis tristis) in Nebraska.

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A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis ristis tristis) in Nebraska.

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A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis ristis tristis) in Nebraska.

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A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis ristis tristis) in Nebraska.

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A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis ristis tristis) in Nebraska.

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A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis ristis tristis) in Nebraska.

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A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis ristis tristis) in Nebraska.

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A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Carduelis ristis tristis) in Nebraska.

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Sisters with rainbow colored hairstyles with glitter at the Minnesota state fair.

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Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) feed their young high in the forest canopy at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) feed their young high in the forest canopy at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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Biologists tag a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) in Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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A male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) near Wood River, Nebraska.

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A biologist holds a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), captured for a study near Wood River, Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) feed their young high in the forest canopy at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) feed their young high in the forest canopy at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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Biologists capture a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) near Wood River, Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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Biologists capture a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) near Wood River, Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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An aerial of an watercraft cutting through the surface oil near the deep water horizon spill site in the Gulf of Mexico.

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A Pichincha or diabolito poison frog (Oophaga sylvatica) at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

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A Pichincha or diabolito poison frog (Oophaga sylvatica) at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

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