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Birds & Sanctuaries

Swans and cygnets in Stratford-upon-Avon, in England.

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A pair of cronch bird wandering in fields in Uttar Pradesh

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An Open Bill stork flies in the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A white-bellied heron, that was spotted at Walong in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the rarest birds in the world and is at present found only in Bhutan, Myanmar and the Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh.

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A flock of cormorants swim across a pond at Delhi Zoological Park after it reopened for visitors, after remaining shut for a year due to Covid-19 pandemic, in New Delhi.

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A group of pelicans swim across a pond at the Delhi Zoological Park after it reopened for visitors, after remaining shut for a year due to Covid-19 pandemic, in New Delhi.

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A flock of flamingos at a creek in Navi Mumbai.

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A house sparrow during the hot summers

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A house sparrow during the hot summers

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A house sparrow during the hot summers

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A sparrow flying away after eating from a window bird feeder

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A sparrow collecting nesting material for its nest in Mumabi.

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Greater adjutant storks perch on a silk-cotton tree, in Nagaon district.

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A flock of White Egret at Perumbakkam marshland, near Chennai.

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A Heron at Perumbakkam marshland, near Chennai.

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A Saltmarsh sparrow at Perumbakkam marshland near Chennai.

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A Saltmarsh sparrow at Perumbakkam marshland near Chennai.

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A Saltmarsh sparrow at Perumbakkam marshland near Chennai.

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A pintail duck at Perumbakkam marshland near Chennai.

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A flock of migratory birds huddle together on snow covered Dal Lake after the fresh snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Ducks swim in a pond at Morgram in Bardwan.

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Pigeons fly in front of a hoarding paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary, at Sadaiv Atal in New Delhi.

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Pradeep D'souza a Birdman of Mumbai with his niece Vanessa who works at Sleight of Hand Cafe, feeding jointly a baby barn owl and baby kite in his home at Fort, Mumbai.

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An Egret watches a Lesser Adjutant stork gulp a fish in a wetland in Pobitora wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts in Guwahati.

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Ducks make their way through frozen surface of water on a cold day in Dal Lake in Srinaga. The traditional 40-day long period of harsh winter in Kashmir known as ‘Chillai Kalan’ begins tomorrow.

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A man feeds seagulls on the bank of Ganga river, during a cold morning, in Varanasi.

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A little grebe waterbird warms eggs on a nest in a lake, in Chennai.

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Tourists take a boat ride on the Narmada river as seagulls fly past them, in Jabalpur.

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A pelican spotted in a lake, in Chennai.

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A flock of Seagulls flies over the bank of Ganga river, during a cold morning, in Varanasi.

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An Oriental darter sits on a tree in the Agoratoli range in Kaziranga national park, east of Guwahati, in the northeastern state of Assam.

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Spotted owls rescued by forest department officials from an abandoned house, at Santipur in Nadia district.

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A yellow-billed blue magpie perches on a tree branch during snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar. The Srinagar-Ladakh road was closed due to heavy snowfall on the higher reaches and rains in plains.

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A duck with ducklings swims across a lake,in Chennai.

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A Himalayan Griffon vulture soars in the sky in Dharamsala.

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Migratory gulls flock in the Yamuna river, in Prayagraj.

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A peacock displays its colourful plumage, at Alipore Zoo, in Kolkata.

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A flock of Indian Skimmer birds (top) at Soorwal Dam, near Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore). Once common, this bird species' population is seeing a decline because of wetland and riverine habitat degradation, including the sand mining activity in the nearby Chambal River, according to local wildlife activists.

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Birds swim in a pond, in New Delhi.

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Pair of beautiful white ducks enjoying in water at a pond in New Delhi.

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A macaw flies down as it looks to land on an antenna for food, in Caracas, Venezuela, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Caracas' signature bird, the blue-and-yellow macaw, is one of four such species that inhabit the valley. Legend has it that it was introduced in the 1970s by Italian immigrant Vittorio Poggi, who says he nurtured a lost macaw and trained it to fly with his motorcycle as he cruised around his neighborhood.

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In this combo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen feeding peahen and peacock, while in some peacocks are seen walking around as PM performs his morning routine exercise, inside his official residence in New Delhi.

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A North American wood duck spotted in howrah waterbody for the first time, in West Bengal.

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A North American wood duck spotted in howrah waterbody for the first time, in West Bengal.

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A North American wood duck spotted in howrah waterbody for the first time, in West Bengal.

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Rosy pelicans swim in a pond inside an enclosure, at Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati.

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Pigeons sitting on an electricity cable during Unlock 2.0, in New Delhi.

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Forest officials carry a cage with a pair of Squirrel monkey and Toucan birds seized during transit from Howrah by train, hidden along with a consignment of lovebirds, in Chennai.

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A visitor reacts to a peahen inside Lucknow zoo, after it reopened for public in the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Lucknow.

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A flock of pigeons perch on a railing in New Delhi.

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Pigeons perch on a wire during a cloudy day amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A swan and some of the eight cygnets swim on the Grand Canal in Athy, Co Kildare, west of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. Warm weather has swept across the region, but forecasts predict there is change on the way.

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A peacock at a park, amid ongoing coronavirus lockdown in New Delhi.

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Red-naped ibis roam freely near Vijay chowk on a hot summer day in New Delhi.

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Birds perched on a fountain near Vijay chowk on a hot summer day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Red-necked Falcon, Bangalore

Parakeets and Starling, Delhi

Common Tailor Bird, Delhi

Green Bee-eaters courting, Bangalore

Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Bangalore

Brown Rock Chat, Noida

Rufous Treepie, Delhi

Oriental Magpie Robin, Delhi

An Angry Bird requiem for caged humans

Green Bee-eater, Gurgaon

Indian Silverbill (Munia), Jodhpur

Grey Fancolin, Jodhpur

Indian Peafowl, Delhi

White-Throated Kingfisher, Mumbai

House Sparrow (male), Bangalore

Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon, Delhi

Brahminy Starling, Delhi

Red-Whiskered Bulbul, Delhi

Scouts paint old earthen pots to prepare them as water pots for birds in summer season, in Bikaner.

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An egret with its chicks at a tree near in Guwahati.

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Birds fly in reaction as three fighter aircrafts of the Indian Air Force flypast the Raisina Hill to express gratitude towards all frontline workers including medical professionals, police and sanitation workers for their contribution in fight against COVID-19, in New Delhi. Armed Forces are paying salute to all COVID-19 warriors with a host of activities across the country.

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A flock of rosy starlings on a clear afternoon at Rajpath near India Gate during the nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in New Delhi.

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A flock of birds flying during a nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Pigeons sitting on an electricity cable during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Wildlife officials and locals rescue an owl stuck in chinese threads, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jammu.

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A man wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit feed pigeons during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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Forest officials attempt to rescue a Greater Adjutant Stork, reportedly injured during a storm, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Hajo in Kamrup district.

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A flock of birds flying over Raisina Hills during a nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A flock of birds flying over India Gate during a nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Red-naped ibis roam freely near India Gate during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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A man feeds birds on the banks of River Yamuna, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, near the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.

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A young woman wearing a mask feeds a flock of pigeons during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Girgaon Chowpatty in Mumbai.

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Birds reappear in the bay, amid the lack of cars along the coastal highway, due to a quarantine imposed by the government to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Asuncion, Paraguay.

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Hundred of birds overtake Agua Dulce beach which is usually populated with people, in Lima, Peru. Peru is in its second week of a government decreed state of emergency, after President Martin Vizcarra ordered residents to stay in their homes in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

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A flock of greylag goose and greater white-fronted goose gathercat the munincipality of Hortobagy, Hungary. Between October and March the geese are regular guests of the Hortobagy prairies and fishponds.

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A Rosy Pelican bathes in a pond at Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati.

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A dead bird is seen at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. Though the official toll was 1,500, locals claimed the number of dead birds could be as high as 5,000.

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A Humboldt penguin swims in a pool during the annual stock take at ZSL London Zoo in London.

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A worker places a dead bird into a sack, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths.

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Thousands of snow geese maneuver to land in a farm field at their winter grounds already crowded with other geese in the Skagit Valley near Conway, Wash. More than 50,000 of the birds flock annually to the valley, after migrating from the Arctic tundra. The birds are up to 33 inches tall with a wingspan of over four feet.

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Two male turkeys from North Carolina named Bread and Butter, that will be pardoned by US President Donald Trump, hang out in their hotel room at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, in Washington. The turkeys will be pardoned by the president during a ceremony at the White House ahead of Thanksgiving.

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The Yamuna wetlands become a host to these birds until the climatic conditions are stabilized in their homelands.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook

The birds migrate to the subcontinent to escape Russia’s cold weather.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook

Not just gulls, hundreds of birds from over two dozen different species make Yamuna their temporary home during winters.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook

The Nigambodh Ghat, on the banks of the Yamuna river, is a haven for bird watchers and photographers.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook