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Stunning Birds in Beautiful Photography

The world would never be as pretty without these colorful, winged creatures flying in the skies. I love the amazing variety of these exotic specimens. Each of these photos took immense patience and talent to achieve, and I'd like to tip my hat at every one of these talented nature photographers!
 
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Spangel Contingas
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These little-known and colorful birds can be found in the canopy of the Amazon Rainforests in South America.
(Photo by: Chow Yew Wah)
Lovebirds
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The rosy-faced lovebirds are found in arid regions in South West Africa (for example, the Namib Desert). They mostly live on grass seeds and nest in cavities made by other species of birds. In addition, arid Arizona is home to quite a large feral population. 
(Photo by: Anja Denker)
Orange-breasted Sunbirds
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Go to the Fynbos habitat of South West and South Africa and you will find the Orange-breasted Sunbirds, endemic to parks and gardens with flowers. (Photo by: Kyle De Nobrega)
Coppersmith Barbets
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These lively little birds can be found in the Indian Subcontinent and parts of South East Asia. They usually prefer to live in an area with large trees so they can build their nests in natural cavities.  (Photo by: Swethadri D)
European Herring Gulls
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One of the best known of all gull species along the shores of West Europe, and was once abundant. They breed across North, West and East Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic states. (Photo by: Lennart Hessel)
African Grey Parrots
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I'm sure you've heard of these! They are among the most populous pets on earth with millions upon millions removed from the wild to supply “bird mills” that breed these parrots for the pet trade. However, they are much more fun to look at when flying free in the wild! (Photo by: Dana Allen)
Anna’s hummingbirds
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Anna’s hummingbirds are native to the West coast of North America and are named after Anna Masséna, the Duchess of Rivoli. (Lee Daniels)
Bohemian waxwings
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These royally named birds travel in large, nomadic flocks with strong, direct flight pattern. They breed in the coniferous forests throughout most Northern parts of Europe, Asia and Western North America. Photographed here in Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Joshua McCullough)
 
Cuban Trogons
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Cuban trogons or “Tocororos” are gorgeous birds endemic to the Caribbean island of Cuba, the country's national bird. (Photo by Juan López Ruiz)
Spotted Pardalotes
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These cuties are one of the smallest of all Australian bird species at 8 to 10 cm in length, and some of the most colorful. The species is sometimes known as the “Diamondbird”. (Photo by Jonathan Rossouw)
Nicobar Pigeons
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This colorful species of pigeons is found on small islands and coastal regions from the Nicobar Islands and east through the Malay Archipelago, all the way to the Solomons and Palau Islands. (Photo by Gururaj Moorching)
Cape Grassbirds
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These tiny birds breed in South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland, preferring coastal and mountain fynbos and long, rank grass on mountain slopes or in river valleys. (Photo by Kyle De Nobrega)
Juvenile African Fish Eagle
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A beautiful photo of a Juvenile African fish eagle catching a small tigerfish on the Chobe River (Botswana). (Photo by Brendon Cremer)
Mute Swans
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These gorgeous swans are native to Europe and Asia, and sometimes visit the far north of North America in the winter. Photographed here in Gothenburg (Sweden). (Photo by Lennart Hessel)
Asian Openbills
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Asian openbills are found in the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia.  Photographed here in the Kulik Bird Sanctuary (India). (Photo by Raj Sarkar)
Cape Parrots
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This beautiful bird is Africa's most endangered parrot species due to the historical logging of most of the large hardwoods in South Africa over the last three and a half centuries. (Photo by Rodnick Clifton Biljon)
 
Southern Red Bishops
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The stunning southern red bishops can be found in the wetlands and grasslands of Africa. (Photo by Rodnick Clifton Biljon)
 
Atlantic Puffins
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Who doesn't love the puffin? These adorable birds are the provincial birds for the Canadian province of Newfoundland. They breed on the coasts of North Europe, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and East North America. Their winter months are spent at sea far from land. (Photo by Suranjan Mukherjee)
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