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News in Photos: Wild Turkey by John Goldie

The turkey was Benjamin Franklin’s choice for the United States’s national bird. The noble fowl was a favored food of Native Americans. When Europeans arrived, they made it one of only two domestic birds native to the Americas—the Muscovy duck shares the distinction. Yet by the early 20th century, wild turkeys no longer roamed over much of their traditional range. …

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News in Photos: The Amiq Wetland by Mahdi Skafi

The Amiq Wetland is Lebanon’s most significant remaining natural freshwater site, a remnant of much more extensive marshes and lakes that once existed in the Middle East. More than 300 different bird species, migrate through Lebanon and stay in Amiq Wetland, a heaven to feed and rest. Mahdi Skafi on Facebook

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News in Photos: The Pine Forests of Akkar by Antoine Daher

Akkar, which stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the mountains of Northern Lebanon, is the country’s richest  region in forests.  Antoine Daher on Facebook

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The bird that pretends to be a CATERPILLAR

Chicks mimic toxic hairy moth larvae to scare off predators Chicks of the Cinereous Mourner bird have bright orange spiky feathers They move their heads from side to side like caterpillars when disturbed  Adult birds develop a boring grey colour with brown spots as they mature Scientists believe their appearance helps to keep them safe from predators It is one of the …

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News in Photos: Birds of Lebanon and the Middle East

Fouad Itani is a professional nature photographer from Beirut, Lebanon. He lives in Dubai,UAE. He focuses almost all of his efforts on capturing intimate images of birds in their natural habitat. Fouad is especially well known for his portraits of rare and difficult to photograph birds from Lebanon and the middle east. He publish his photos on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/birdsoflebanon …

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News in Photos: A flock of starlings – Ammiq Wetland

        A flock of starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep during the sunset near Ammiq Wetland, Bekaa Valley. PHOTO / GHASSAN JARADI

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News in Photos: Hooded Crow in Deir Koubel – Kaza Aley

SPNL media campaigner Bassam Alkantar was lucky to meet with this Hooded Crow in Deir Koubel – Kaza Aley. This birds was too Young still to realize , how dangerous to get that close to humans in Lebanon ! It is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, …

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Up to a billion birds die flying into windows

Hundreds of millions of birds die every year flying straight into windows. The locals – pigeons and seagulls – aren’t as vulnerable but migrating songbirds routinely slam into glass, lured by the reflections. Today, project By Design looks at how the creation of glass with hidden patterns is saving one songbird at a time. It’s been estimated that as many …

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Female chukar partridge protecting her newly fledged brood in Hima Kheirbet Khanafar

Elie Karam a Lebanese shepard in Hima Kheirbet Khanafar shoot by his smart phone a female Chukar partridge protecting her newly fledged brood. This picture is a testimonial for how a shepard can contribute to nature and bird conservation. The  Partridge (Alectoris graeca) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. This is a resident breeder …

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News in Photos: A great tit

A great tit carries the excrement of its offspring out of a hole in the wall on May 8, 2014 in Petersdorf, eastern Germany. AFP PHOTO / DPA / PATRICK PLEUL

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