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An Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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An Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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A grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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A grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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A grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Dickcissel (Spiza americana) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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A male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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A male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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A male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.

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An eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) in Wood River, Nebraska, USA.

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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 grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) nest is well camouflaged in the thick prairie grasses along the Platte River near Wood River, Nebraska.

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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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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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