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Miracle of Miracles

Top Row (from left): Red Bird-of-Paradise; African Eagle Owl; Mandarin Duck; Blue Jay; Green Peacock; Little Spotted Kiwi; Sun Chicken; King Bird-of-Paradise; Golden Pheasant; Superb Starling; Blood Pheasant; Golden Pheasant. Second Row: Blue-fronted Amazon; Red-winged Laughingthrush; Painted-Snipe; Common Swift; European Jay; Blue-and-Yellow Macaw; Golden Pheasant; Indian Roller; Gray Peacock Pheasant; Blue –fronted Amazon; Northern Flicker; Green Woodpecker; Lilac-breasted Roller. Third Row: Southern Cassowary; White-crowned Parrot; Superb Bird-of-Paradise; Superb Starling; Golden-headed Quetzal; Scarlet Macaw; Downy Woodpecker; Red-shafted Flicker; Common Swift; Lilac-tailed Parrotlet; Trogon; African Eagle Owl; Laughingthrush. Fourth Row: Blue-fronted Amazon; Red-crested Turaco; Lilac-breasted Roller; Papuan Frogmouth; Gray Peacock Pheasant; European Jay; Southern Cassowary; Red-billed Blue Magpie; Fork-tailed Woodnymph; Gray Peacock Pheasant; Superb Lyrebird; North American Three-toed Woodpecker; Golden-breasted Starling Photo: Photograph by Robert Clark

This roughly 150 million-year-old Archaeopteryx lithographica fossil was discovered in a German quarry about 1860.

Photo: Photograph by Robert Clark

Adult Golden Oriole feathers

Photo: Photograph by Robert Clark

Adult Siberian Jay feathers

Photo: Photograph by Robert Clark

Male Bohemian Waxwing feathers

Photo: Photograph by Robert Clark

Juvenile male Wallcreeper feathers

Photo: Photograph by Robert Clark

A King Bird-of-Paradise feather

Photo: Photograph by Robert Clark

Miracle of Miracles

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