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  1. Black Stork saying hi!

    Black Stork saying hi!

  2. Ross's gull preening

    Ross's gull preening

  3. Little Blue detail

    Little Blue detail

    This one is more about the claw and the beak of a little blue who let me closely watch its preening.
  4. Juvenile Little Blue with feather definition

    Juvenile Little Blue with feather definition

    So often very white or very black birds look like blobs of color. I liked this one because I got some contrast.
  5. Black Hornbills, Borneo

    Black Hornbills, Borneo

    A pair of Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus) 黑腹斑犀鳥 busy preening at the roadside of Pan Borneo Highway in an early morning. Likely due to heavy downpour a night before.
  6. Video: Magpie Bird Preens a Muntjac Deer at RSPB Rye Meads, Hertforshire, UK 05th June 2023

    Video: Magpie Bird Preens a Muntjac Deer at RSPB Rye Meads, Hertforshire, UK 05th June 2023

    Eurasian magpie preens a male Muntjac deer at RSPB Rye Meads, Hertfordshire, UK, 05th June 2023 (Preening starts @00:28). Magpies and deer sometimes display a symbiotic relationship where the deer will tolerate the magpie on its back in return for the magpie removing ectoparasites such as fleas...
  7. Kittiwake in-flight preening

    Kittiwake in-flight preening

  8. Black-legged kittiwake preening itself in-flight

    Black-legged kittiwake preening itself in-flight

    At least that's how I interpret that.
  9. Pond Herons Roosting, Borneo

    Pond Herons Roosting, Borneo

    Sighted two pond herons (possible Chinese/Javan) preening and roosting in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.
  10. Wood sandpiper preening

    Wood sandpiper preening

  11. Mute Swan

    Mute Swan

  12. Oriental Darter, Borneo

    Oriental Darter, Borneo

    Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) 黑腹蛇鵜
  13. Bat Hawk Trio, Borneo

    Bat Hawk Trio, Borneo

    Day still early, Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus) 食蝠鳶, preening and dozing off, yet fully awake.
  14. Barn swallow preening

    Barn swallow preening

  15. Preening Green

    Preening Green

    Green heron along a canal. This individual preened as I took pictures.
  16. Preening Time

    Preening Time

  17. At The Beauty Parlour

    At The Beauty Parlour

    Cattle Egrets preening themselves in the morning on a fencing compound. Shot taken from my car.
  18. Love Doves

    Love Doves

    2 mourning doves preening each other
  19. Redbreasted Merganser preening

    Redbreasted Merganser preening

    close up of preening to keep those feathers in good looking and working order.
  20. Elliot's Laughingthrush

    Elliot's Laughingthrush

    Jiuzhaigou National Park, Sichuan. Last day of our trip and we had decided to be tourist in the afternoon to view the scenic park. We found these two off the boardwalk in the Primeval Forest area. Lovely to watch the mutual preening.
  21. Sun Rise Congregation

    Sun Rise Congregation

    Caught this flock of barn swallows perched on electric cables, preening themselves after sunrise. A lone black drongo is also in the group.
  22. Preening Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

    Preening Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

    Preening Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
  23. Preening of the Dove

    Preening of the Dove

    A female mourning dove preens her tail by imitating a peacock. Carl Reader http://birdinthelens.blogspot.com
  24. preening bird

    preening bird

    I took this photo in the Jordan valley by the dead sea unfortunately I do not know the name of this species could you please help
  25. Elegant in white

    Elegant in white

    Great egret preening f10, 1/640s, ISO 200