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Sandgrouse at a watering hole
July 20, 2011

Sandgrouse, Namibia

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures A water hole in NamibRand Nature Reserve teems with birds such as these sandgrouse. See more pictures from the June 2011 feature story "Africa's Super Park". Download bird wallpapers » See more pictures of birds »
Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

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