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Classification - Identification

The classification, common names and scientific names are based on 'Taxonomy in Flux (TiF)' by John H. Boyd III.

The identification of subspecies is based on location only in most of cases, and is therefore unreliable, inconsistent or even meaningless. It is added for fun only.

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Our Policies

  • Our collections basically comprise photographs of the living creatures we have actually encountered by chance.
  • We don't use any bait, scent, artificial roost, audio devices or other unfair method to lure birds or animals except for some rare cases marked with relevant icons (We often talk / whistle to them with our own organs though).
  • Our collections include photos of domesticated animals freely walking, wandering or reposing at the time of our encounter. Animals in captivity are marked with the chain icon.
  • Similarly, you will only find plants and fungi growing wild. Rare exceptions include farm products like finger millet or rape flowers.

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COLUMBIFORMES

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Covering : Columbidae

FEATURED PHOTOS

Photos featured on the blog - Click each thumbnail to see the relevant blog entry.

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Common Emerald Dove (Columbidae - Raphinae. Chalcophaps indica). Photo : 07/2011, Sinharaja, Sri Lanka.
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Rock Dove / Rock Pigeon (Domestic Pigeon) (Columbidae - Columbinae. Columba livia domestica). Photo : 04/2008, Tokyo, Japan.
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Spotted Dove (Columbidae - Columbinae. Spilopelia chinensis). Photo : 07/2007, O'ahu Is., Hawai'i.
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Oriental Turtle-Dove (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia orientalis). Photo : 11/2007, Ehime, Japan.
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Whilstling Green-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron formosae). Photo : 11/2010, Kenting, Taiwan.

PHOTOGRAPHS

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    Oriental Turtle-Dove (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia orientalis).
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    Spotted Dove (Columbidae - Columbinae. Spilopelia chinensis).
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    Rock Dove / Rock Pigeon (Domestic Pigeon) (Columbidae - Columbinae. Columba livia domestica).
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    Unidentified Pigeon (Columbidae. ?). Photo : 08/1996, Gunichawadi, Bhutan.
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    Zebra Dove [1] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia striata). Photo : 08/1999, Huahine Is., French Polynesia.
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    Zebra Dove [2] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia striata). Photo : 08/1999, Huahine Is., French Polynesia.
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove [1] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia Decaocto). Photo : 09/2001, Luz-Saint-Saveur, France.
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    Thick-billed Green-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron curvirostra). Photo : 08/2002, Taman Negara, Malaysia.
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    Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Ducula badia). Photo : 08/2002, Bukit Fraser, Malaysia.
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    Little Cuckoo-Dove [1] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Macropygia ruficeps). Photo : 08/2002, Bukit Fraser, Malaysia.
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    Little Cuckoo-Dove [2] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Macropygia ruficeps). Photo : 08/2002, Bukit Fraser, Malaysia.
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    Pink-necked Green-Pigeon [2] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron vernans). Photo : 08/2002, Sabah, Malaysia.
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    Peaceful Dove [1] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia placida). Photo : 08/2003, Darwin, Australia.
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    Peaceful Dove [2] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia placida). Photo : 08/2003, Darwin, Australia.
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    Bar-shouldered Dove (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia humeralis). Photo : 08/2003, Darwin, Australia.
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    Pacific Emerald Dove (Columbidae - Raphinae. Chalcophaps longirostris). Photo : 08/2003, Fogg Dam, Australia.
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    White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Petrophassa albipennis). Photo : 08/2003, Kakadu, Australia.
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    Partridge Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geophaps smithii). Photo : 08/2003, Kakadu, Australia.
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    Pied Imperial-Pigeon [1] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Ducula bicolor). Photo : 08/2003, Kakadu, Australia.
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    Pied Imperial-Pigeon [2] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Ducula bicolor). Photo : 08/2003, Kakadu, Australia.
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    Laughing Dove (Columbidae - Columbinae. Spilopelia senegalensis). Photo : 08/2003, Perth, Australia.
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    Common Bronzewing (Columbidae - Raphinae. Phaps chalcoptera). Photo : 09/2003, Albany, Australia.
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    Crested Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Ocyphaps lophotes). Photo : 09/2003, Albany, Australia.
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    Common Ground-Dove [1] (Columbidae - Claravinae . Columbina passerina). Photo : 08/2004, Overbridge, Suriname.
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    Ruddy Pigeon (Columbidae - Columbinae. Potagioenas subvinacea). Photo : 08/2004, Brownsberg, Suriname.
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    Grey-fronted Dove (Columbidae - Columbinae. Leptotila rufaxilla). Photo : 08/2004, Brownsberg, Suriname.
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    Pale-vented Pigeon (Columbidae - Columbinae. Patagioenas cayennensis). Photo : 08/2004, Brownsberg, Suriname.
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    Ruddy Ground-Dove [1] (Columbidae - Claravinae. Columbina talpacoti). Photo : 08/2004, Paramaribo, Suriname.
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    Red Turtle-Dove [1] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia tranquebarica). Photo : 06/2005, Nantou Province, Taiwan.
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    Ring-necked Dove [1] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia capicola). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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    Ring-necked Dove [2] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia capicola). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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    Laughing Dove [2] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Spilopelia senegalensis). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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    Laughing Dove [3] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Spilopelia senegalensis). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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    Red-eyed Dove [1] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia semitorquata). Photo : 08/2005, Rundu, Namibia.
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    Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove (Columbidae - Raphinae. Turtur chalcospilos). Photo : 08/2005, Mahango GR, Namibia.
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    Ring-necked Dove [3] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia capicola). Photo : 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia.
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    Laughing Dove [4] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Spilopelia senegalensis). Photo : 08/2005, Walvis Bay, Namibia.
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    Speckled Pigeon (Columbidae - Columbinae. Columba guineas). Photo : 08/2005, Daan Viljoen GR, Namibia.
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    White-bellied Green-Pigeon [1] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron sieboldii). Photo : 05/2007, Ehime, Japan.
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    Zebra Dove [3] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia striata). Photo : 07/2007, O'ahu Is., Hawai'i.
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    Zebra Dove [4] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia striata). Photo : 07/2007, O'ahu Is., Hawai'i.
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    Zebra Dove [5] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia striata). Photo : 07/2007, O'ahu Is., Hawai'i.
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    Zebra Dove [6] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia striata). Photo : 07/2007, Hawai'i Is., Hawai'i.
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    African Green-Pigeon [1] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron calvus). Photo : 08/2007, Loango NP., Gabon.
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    African Green-Pigeon [2] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron calvus). Photo : 08/2007, Loango NP., Gabon.
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    Red-eyed Dove [2] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia semitorquata). Photo : 08/2007, Loango NP., Gabon.
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    Afep Pigeon (Columbidae - Columbinae. Columba unicincta). Photo : 08/2007, Ivindo NP., Gabon.
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    Red-eyed Dove [3] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia semitorquata). Photo : 08/2007, La Lopé, Gabon.
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    Red-eyed Dove [4] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia semitorquata). Photo : 08/2007, La Lopé, Gabon.
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    Namaqua Dove (Columbidae - Raphinae. Oena capensis). Photo : 08/2007, La Lopé, Gabon.
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    Tambourine Dove (Columbidae - Raphinae. Turtur tympanistria). Photo : 08/2007, La Lopé, Gabon.
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    White-bellied Green-Pigeon [2] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron sieboldii). Photo : 07/2008, Hokkaido, Japan.
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    Mourning Dove [1] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida macroura). Photo : 08/2008, Ramsey Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    Mourning Dove [2] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida macroura). Photo : 08/2008, Ramsey Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    Mourning Dove [3] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida macroura). Photo : 08/2008, Ramsey Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove [2] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia Decaocto). Photo : 08/2008, Ramsey Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    White-winged Dove [1] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida asiatica). Photo : 08/2008, Ramsey Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    White-winged Dove [2] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida asiatica). Photo : 08/2008, Ramsey Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    White-winged Dove [3] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida asiatica). Photo : 08/2008, Madera Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    White-winged Dove [4] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida asiatica). Photo : 08/2008, Madera Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    White-winged Dove [5] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida asiatica). Photo : 08/2008, Madera Canyon, AZ, USA.
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    Inca Dove [1] (Columbidae - Claravinae. Columbina inca). Photo : 08/2008, Pearce, AZ, USA.
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    Inca Dove [2] (Columbidae - Claravinae. Columbina inca). Photo : 08/2008, Pearce, AZ, USA.
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    Mourning Dove [4] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida macroura). Photo : 08/2008, Pearce, AZ, USA.
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    Mourning Dove [5] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Zenaida macroura). Photo : 08/2008, Portal, AZ, USA.
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove [3] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia Decaocto). Photo : 02/2009, Ismarida Lake, Greece.
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove [4] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia Decaocto). Photo : 02/2009, Ismarida Lake, Greece.
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove [5] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia Decaocto). Photo : 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece.
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove [6] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia Decaocto). Photo : 02/2009, Athens, Greece.
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    Red Turtle-Dove [2] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia tranquebarica). Photo : 08/2009, Cat Tien NP, Vietnam.
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    Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron sphenurus). Photo : 08/2009, Dalat, Vietnam.
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    Barred Cuckoo-Dove (Columbidae - Columbinae. Macropygia unchall). Photo : 08/2009, Bach Ma, Vietnam.
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    Red Turtle-Dove [3] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia tranquebarica). Photo : 11/2009, Taitung Province, Taiwan.
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove [7] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia Decaocto). Photo : 08/2010, Côte-d'Or, France.
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    European Turtle-Dove (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia turtur). Photo : 08/2010, Côte-d'Or, France.
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    Common Woodpigeon (Columbidae - Columbinae. Columba palumbus). Photo : 08/2010, Seine-et-Marne, France.
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    Whistling Green-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron formosae). Photo : 10/2010, Kenting, Taiwan.
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    Red-eyed Dove [5] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia semitorquata). Photo : 02/2011, Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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    White-bellied Green-Pigeon [3] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron sieboldii). Photo : 04/2011, Hiroshima, Japan.
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    Orange-breasted Green-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron bicinctus). Photo : 07/2011, Habarana, Sri Lanka.
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    Sri Lanka Green-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron pompadora). Photo : 07/2011, Habarana, Sri Lanka.
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    Green Imperial-Pigeon (Columbidae - Raphinae. Ducula aenea). Photo : 08//2011, Handapanagala, Sri Lanka.
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    Common Emerald-Dove (Columbidae - Raphinae. Chalcophaps indica). Photo : 08//2011, Sinharaja, Sri Lanka.
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    Eurasian Collared-Dove [8] (Columbidae - Columbinae. Streptopelia Decaocto). Photo : 09/2011, Analipsi, Crete, Greece.
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    Zebra Dove [6] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia striata). Photo : 07/2012, O'ahu, Hawai'i.
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    Pink-necked Green-Pigeon [2] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron vernans). Photo : 05/2014, Singapore.
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    Zebra Dove [7] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Geopelia striata). Photo : 05/2014, Singapore.
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    White-bellied Green-Pigeon [4] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron sieboldii). Photo : 05/2017, Nagano, Japan.
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    Scaled Pigeon (Columbidae - Columbinae . Patagioenas speciosa). Photo : 08/2017, Powakka, Suriname.
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    Common Ground-Dove [2] (Columbidae - Claravinae . Columbina passerina). Photo : 08/2017, Tonka Is., Suriname.
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    Common Ground-Dove [3] (Columbidae - Claravinae . Columbina passerina). Photo : 08/2017, Tonka Is., Suriname.
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    Ruddy Ground-Dove [2] (Columbidae - Claravinae. Columbina talpacoti). Photo : 08/2017, Paramaribo, Suriname.
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    Ruddy Ground-Dove [3] (Columbidae - Claravinae. Columbina talpacoti). Photo : 09/2017, Paramaribo, Suriname.
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    White-bellied Green-Pigeon [5] (Columbidae - Raphinae. Treron sieboldii). Photo : 08/2020, Nagano, Japan.

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