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Photos of the day: February 1-15, 2022

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 February 2022 include photos of a Black Vulture, a pair of Piping Plovers, a hungry Red-bellied Woodpecker, and more!

Himalayan Monal by Aravind Venkatraman

Himalayan Monal by Aravind Venkatraman
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The male Himalayan Monal wears a rainbow of colors from its crest to its tail. The species, a type of pheasant, is found in Himalayan forests and shrublands from Afghanistan to Bhutan. Aravind Venkatraman took the photo.

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