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Photos of the day: June 1-15, 2021

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 20,000 pictures in our Reader Galleries. Our selections from the first half of June 2021 included an amazing photo of a Rainbow Lorikeet, a Tricolored Heron in full breeding colors, a singing Western Meadowlark, and more!

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Blue-faced Malkoha by Rajesh Mahon

Blue-faced Malkoha by Rajesh Mahon
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A Blue-faced Malkoha is a type of non-parasitical cuckoo. While they are IUCN least concerned, they are very shy and hard to spot. Rajesh Mohan was lucky enough to see this bird in arid habitat outside Chennai, India.

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