Kingfisher in hand by Raffaella Coreggioli (8 images)

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A beautiful kingfisher plays dead as he lies perfectly still on the palm of a human hand. The adorable little bird is then gently weighed and measured by a conservationist, remaining motionless throughout the process.

At the end of the ringing session, which is done periodically to monitor the birds in the area, the turquoise-feathered creature is free to go. He appears to come back to life within seconds, and perches on the ringer's hands before flying back into the oasis where...
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