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The Living Bird, published by Mountaineers Books, celebrates 100 years of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Illustrated with remarkable photographs by Gerrit Vyn, the book is an intimate exploration of North America's bird species and of the complex relationship between people and birds. Separate sections of the book contain fascinating essays covering bird behaviour, habitats and conservation.
Tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) in breeding plumage. St. Paul Island, Alaska. July. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) in breeding plumage. St. Paul Island, Alaska. July.
Close-up of adult Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) vocalizing. King County, Washington. April. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Close-up of adult Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) vocalizing. King County, Washington. April.
Subadult male Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in alternate (breeding) plumage. Hidalgo County, Texas. March. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Subadult male Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in alternate (breeding) plumage. Hidalgo County, Texas. March.
Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) portrait, British Columbia, Canada. December. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) portrait, British Columbia, Canada. December.
Strutting male Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus). Gunnison County, Colorado, USA, April. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Strutting male Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus). Gunnison County, Colorado, USA, April.
Great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) roosting in an abandoned barn. Idaho, USA. February. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) roosting in an abandoned barn. Idaho, USA. February.
Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) in defensive posture. Alberta, Canada. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) in defensive posture. Alberta, Canada. May.
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) fluffing feathers, this image was taken during a massive increase in the range and population of snowy owls. Boundary Bay, Canada. March. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) fluffing feathers, this image was taken during a massive increase in the range and population of snowy owls. Boundary Bay, Canada. March.
Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) portrait of male displaying on snow covered ground, Pierce County, Rainer NP, Washington, USA, June. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) portrait of male displaying on snow covered ground, Pierce County, Rainer NP, Washington, USA, June.
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) feeding on salmon along the partially frozen Chilkat River. Alaska, USA. November. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) feeding on salmon along the partially frozen Chilkat River. Alaska, USA. November.
American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) taking off from water, Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. February. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) taking off from water, Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. February.
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) in flight. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida, USA, June. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) in flight. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida, USA, June.
Pair of adult Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) in flight. Skagit County, Washington. January. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Pair of adult Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) in flight. Skagit County, Washington. January.
Barrow's Goldeneye duck pair (Bucephala islandica) male infront of female, Okanogan County, Washington, USA April - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Barrow's Goldeneye duck pair (Bucephala islandica) male infront of female, Okanogan County, Washington, USA April
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) male in breeding plumage performing a ^bubbling display^which is used in both courtship and aggressive territorial encounters. The male holds its head and tail and 2 ro... - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) male in breeding plumage performing a ^bubbling display^which is used in both courtship and aggressive territorial encounters. The male holds its head and tail and 2 ro...
Tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) in breeding plumage. St. Paul Island, Alaska. July. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) in breeding plumage. St. Paul Island, Alaska. July.
Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) calling. Pierce County, Washington, USA. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) calling. Pierce County, Washington, USA. May.
Adult male Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) displaying. Dry Tortugas NP, Florida, USA - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Adult male Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) displaying. Dry Tortugas NP, Florida, USA
Trumpeter swans (Cygnus buccinator) adult pair on a nesting lake, Central Alaska, USA September - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Trumpeter swans (Cygnus buccinator) adult pair on a nesting lake, Central Alaska, USA September
Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) perching on a flowering cactus plant, Hidalgo County, Texas. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) perching on a flowering cactus plant, Hidalgo County, Texas.
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) male in breeding plumage, perched on branch, Tompkins County, New York, USA. May. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) male in breeding plumage, perched on branch, Tompkins County, New York, USA. May.
Flock of ^Greater^ Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) departing an agricultural field during migration. Montezuma NWR, New York, USA March. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Flock of ^Greater^ Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) departing an agricultural field during migration. Montezuma NWR, New York, USA March.
Aerial view of large flock of molting Brant. These geese have found refuge on a shallow lake.  During their summer moult the geese are flightless. The Teshekpuk Lake area is the most important goose m... - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Aerial view of large flock of molting Brant. These geese have found refuge on a shallow lake. During their summer moult the geese are flightless. The Teshekpuk Lake area is the most important goose m...
Greater snow geese (Chen caerulescens) taking flight at sunset during migration. Montezuma National Wildlife Rescue, New York, USA. March. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Greater snow geese (Chen caerulescens) taking flight at sunset during migration. Montezuma National Wildlife Rescue, New York, USA. March.
Red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) in flight. Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Siskiyou County, California, USA. December. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) in flight. Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Siskiyou County, California, USA. December.
Cape may warbler (Dendroica tigrina) in breeding plumage. Alberta, Canada. June. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Cape may warbler (Dendroica tigrina) in breeding plumage. Alberta, Canada. June.
Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia) male, Seward peninsula, Alaska, USA. June. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia) male, Seward peninsula, Alaska, USA. June.
Black-throated blue warber (Dendroica caerulescens) male in breeding (alternate) plumage. Tompkins County, New York. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Black-throated blue warber (Dendroica caerulescens) male in breeding (alternate) plumage. Tompkins County, New York. May.
Golden-winged warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) adult male foraging. St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Golden-winged warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) adult male foraging. St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. May.
Canada warbler (Wilsonia canadensis) male in breeding plumage. Tompkins County, New York. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Canada warbler (Wilsonia canadensis) male in breeding plumage. Tompkins County, New York. May.
Adult male Blackburnia Warbler (Dendroica fusca)perched on branch, in breeding plumage. Tompkins County, New York, USA,  May. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Adult male Blackburnia Warbler (Dendroica fusca)perched on branch, in breeding plumage. Tompkins County, New York, USA, May.
Black-throated green warbler (Dendroica virens) in breeding plumage. Alberta, Canada. June. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Black-throated green warbler (Dendroica virens) in breeding plumage. Alberta, Canada. June.
Red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus) singing. Tompkins County, New York. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus) singing. Tompkins County, New York. May.
American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) in breeding plumage. St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. May - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) in breeding plumage. St. Lawrence County, New York, USA. May
MacGillivray's warbler (Oporornis tolmiei) perched, Pend Oreille County, Washington. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / MacGillivray's warbler (Oporornis tolmiei) perched, Pend Oreille County, Washington. May.
Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) male head portrait, Okanogan County, Washington, USA April - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) male head portrait, Okanogan County, Washington, USA April
Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) male drumming in spring to attract females. Grouse begins with 2 or 3 slow beats, then gradually increases the speed creating a drumlike roll. Okanogan County, Washingt... - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) male drumming in spring to attract females. Grouse begins with 2 or 3 slow beats, then gradually increases the speed creating a drumlike roll. Okanogan County, Washingt...
Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) displaying neck ^ruff^. The ruff is most often displayed once a female is present. Okanogan County, Washington. April. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) displaying neck ^ruff^. The ruff is most often displayed once a female is present. Okanogan County, Washington. April.
Spruce grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) male in forest, Okanogan County, Washington, USA. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Spruce grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) male in forest, Okanogan County, Washington, USA. May.
Female Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) incubating nest under a sage bush canopy. Sublette County, Wyoming, USA. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Female Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) incubating nest under a sage bush canopy. Sublette County, Wyoming, USA. May.
White tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus) adult female in autumnal moult, Central Cascades, Washington, USA. September. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / White tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucurus) adult female in autumnal moult, Central Cascades, Washington, USA. September.
Spruce grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) stops while foraging among fall blueberry bushes. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Spruce grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) stops while foraging among fall blueberry bushes. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.
Aggressive encounter between two male Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanachus cupido) on a lek. During these aggressive encounters, males lower their pinnae feathers, deflate their air sacs, leap into t... - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Aggressive encounter between two male Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanachus cupido) on a lek. During these aggressive encounters, males lower their pinnae feathers, deflate their air sacs, leap into t...
Newly hatched, day old Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) chicks. Sublette County, Wyoming, USA. May. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Newly hatched, day old Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) chicks. Sublette County, Wyoming, USA. May.
Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) male displaying on a lek in spring at sunset, Sublette County, Wyoming. March. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) male displaying on a lek in spring at sunset, Sublette County, Wyoming. March.
Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) walking across a snow covered lek. Sublette County, Wyoming. March. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) walking across a snow covered lek. Sublette County, Wyoming. March.
Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) male in flight over snow. Gunnison County, Colorado, USA, April. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) male in flight over snow. Gunnison County, Colorado, USA, April.
Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) gathered in the center of a lek as the dominant male displays. Sublette County, Wyoming. March. - Gerrit  Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) gathered in the center of a lek as the dominant male displays. Sublette County, Wyoming. March.
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