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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shy Behind Bars

This coy Antipodes Island Parakeet is a resident of the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary in New Zealand. The sanctuary rehabilitates injured and distressed birds with the hope of release, with those that cannot being housed for public view.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
Copyright: © Zac Nelson