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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
"Bin chicken" on the top

This is an Australian white ibis, known as "bin chicken", for its stealing behaviour. It's often been treated as the most annoying bird in Australia, but the fact is that in the ancient Egypt, people see it as god, considered to be earthly messengers of Thoth, the god of wisdom, who was depicted as a man with an ibis head.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 800D
Copyright: © Yongyue Wang