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Photos of the day: December 1-15, 2021

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 22,000 pictures in our Reader GalleriesOur selections from the first half of December 2021 include photos of a family of Common Loons, competitive Anhingas, a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk, and more!

Visit our galleries to submit your photos and gain inspiration from the BirdWatching community.

Phainopepla by John Frazier

Phainopepla by John Frazier
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At Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona, this female Phainopepla uses a thorny perch. The Phainopepla is a member of the silky flycatcher family. John Frazier submitted this image to our U.S & Canada Gallery.

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