Birds

A Bahraini man takes pictures with his mobile phone as great crested terns (aka sterna bergii) fly over their nests during the breeding season on May 20, 2016 on Fasht al Jarim Island, north of the Bahraini capital Manama

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A Bahraini man takes pictures with his mobile phone as great crested terns fly over their nests during the breeding season today on Fasht al Jarim Island, north of the Bahraini capital Manama

 A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary

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A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary

Birds on Farne Islands...Puffins join Shags and Guillemot birds  on the Farne Islands just off the Northumberland coast for the start of the breading season. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 20, 2016. Rangers on one of Britain's most important seabird colonies are hoping for a more successful summer after flooding wreaked havoc last year. See PA story NATURE Puffins. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Puffins join Shags and Guillemot birds on the Farne Islands just off the Northumberland coast for the start of the breading season. Rangers on one of Britain’s most important seabird colonies are hoping for a more successful summer after flooding wreaked havoc last year 

TOPSHOT - A flock of birds fly on the sk...TOPSHOT - A flock of birds fly on the sky of Tbilisi on April 18, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Vano ShlamovVANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images

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A flock of birds fly in the sky in Tbilisi, Georgia 

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A woman feeds birds as the sun rises in Bal Harbour, Florida 

Water birds fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania

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Gulls fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania

Starling murmuration...Starlings perform a murmuration at sunset over Gateshead in Tyne and Wear. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 11, 2016. The reason for the spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defence mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Starlings perform a murmuration at sunset over Gateshead in Tyne and Wear 

Seagulls fly during sunset at Bang Pu seaside resort in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand

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Seagulls fly during sunset at Bang Pu seaside resort in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand

Siberian gulls hover over Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers, in Allahabad, India, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The gulls travel thousands of miles to India during the Siberian winter in October and return home in March. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Siberian gulls hover over Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers, in Allahabad, India. The gulls travel thousands of miles to India during the Siberian winter in October and return home in March

Man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu...A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal August 20, 2015

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A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday

A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai February 11, 2015.

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A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday

A flock of starlings fly in formation near the Arab town of Rahat, southern Israel.

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A flock of starlings fly in formation near the Arab town of Rahat, southern Israel

Men ride a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna in New Delhi...Men ride a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

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Men ride a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi 

Starlings in the Scottish Borders...Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 5, 2014. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defence mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Starlings. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defense mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. 

Pink footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on November 5, 2014 in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record, set in 2010, which saw 65,060 geese arrive at the nature reserve.

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Pink-footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on Wednesday in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record set in 2010

Doves  sit  on  cables at   a former lignite surface mining area in  Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany.

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Doves sit on cables at a former lignite surface mining area in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany.

A woman feeds birds on the banks of the Rhone river in Lyon, central-eastern France, on October 23, 2014.

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A woman feeds birds on the banks of the Rhone river in Lyon, central-eastern France, on Thursday.

A gallery assistant stands next to 'Language of The Birds' by Anselm Kiefer, which forms part of a major new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, in London.

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A gallery assistant stands next to ‘Language of The Birds’ by Anselm Kiefer, which forms part of an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province...Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province, July 10, 2014. About 36 of these injured rare birds were sent back to the wild after receiving treatment for their injuries, according to local media. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province in China. About 36 of these injured rare birds were released back into the wild after receiving treatment for their injuries, according to local media

A rag picker sorts through garbage, picking out recycable materials to sell, as birds hover and a dog sleeps at the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 30, 2014. New Delhi, whose population will reach almost 21 million by 2015, generates 8,000 tons of garbage a day. Trash is not separated between organic and inorganic materials -- everything from leftover food to batteries and beverage cans goes into Indian bins -- hurting efficiency and raising toxic emissions.

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A rag picker sorts through garbage, picking out recyclable materials to sell at the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi, India, on Friday