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News in Photos: Bird Watching Groups Head To NYC Parks

A Prairie Warbler is viewed during one of the best months for bird watching on May 7, 2014 at Prospect Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hundreds of bird watchers or “birders” congregate in Prospect Park and Manhattan’s central Park for the annual migration of birds that occurs each Spring. Despite its urban environment, New York City …

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News in Photos: The Birds of Asia

A Common Mynah bird (Acridotheres tristis) feed her baby in a nest on a hot afternoon in Bhubaneswar on May 4, 2014. The Common Myna is native to Asia and is an important motif in Indian culture. AFP PHOTO/ASIT KUMAR     Indian Baya Weaver (Ploceus Philippinus) birds fly near their nest on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city …

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SPNL explores the eggs of the partridge

Featuring new photography from Kherbet Kanafar, West Bekaa, Lebanon, SPNL expert Andre Bechara explores the eggs of the partridge. The  Partridge (Alectoris graeca) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. This is a resident breeder in dry, open and often hilly country. It nests in a scantily lined ground scrape laying 5-21 eggs. The …

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News in Photos: White Stork flies over a field near Reitwein

  A white stork flies over a field near Reitwein, eastern Germany, on April 19, 2014. The White Stork eats a wide range of animal prey, including insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and small birds. AFP PHOTO /ATRICK PLEUL  

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News in Photos: Bonelli’s eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus)

  Bonelli’s eagle is an agile, mostly silent hunter; its distinctive klu-klu-klu-klee call is heard mainly when it is near the nest or when mating. The plumage on the upperparts is dark brown, while the white underbelly is patterned with dark bands, and the underside of the tail is white with a single broad black band at the end. Young …

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News in Photos: Hope for the survival of giant ibis in Cambodia

  This handout photo taken on March 29, 2012 and released by the World Wildlife Fund-Cambodia (WWF-Cambodia) on August 20, 2013 shows a giant ibis walking in a pond in Mondulkiri province, some 500 kilometers northeast of Phnom Penh. Jubilant conservationists expressed hope on August 20 for the survival of the critically-endangered giant ibis after a nest of the bird …

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News in Photos: Whooping Crane guided by an Operation Migration ultralight

This young whooping crane is on its first fall migration, guided by an Operation Migration ultralight. Brown bars on its wings will fade by the time this bird migrates north in spring. Whoopers in the Eastern population have identifying bands, and many carry tracking devices that record their movements in detail. Whooping cranes learn how to migrate by following elders …

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News in Photos: White Storks leave Germany already for the south

    A group of White Storks gather on a field in Hessen, southwestern Germany on September 2, 2013. Some migratory birds leave Germany already for the south. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / DPA / BORIS ROESSLER

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