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May 30, 2017

Wildlife Conservation Society 2016 favourite pictures

Photo: Rob Wallace/WCS
Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
(Onychorhynchus coronatus coronatus)
The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is one of more than 1,000 bird species registered to date in Madidi National Park in Bolivia.   The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is leading a multi-institutional program called Identidad Madidi to describe still-unknown species and to show the wonders of Bolivia's amazing natural heritage at home and to the world. The WCS operates five wildlife parks in New York City and works to save wildlife and wild places in nearly 60 countries and all the world's oceans.
Below are three photos from the WCS's Bronx Zoo.   In the top a photo, a Silvery-cheeked Hornbill retrieves a grape in mid-air.   The second photo shows a Little Blue Penguin that was hatched and reared for the first time in the Bronx Zoo's 120-year history.   The bottom photo shows a Green-winged Macaw preparing a landing at the zoo.   All three photos were taken by Julie Larson Maher of the WCS.   

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