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The Monsoon Feast: Congregation of Birds Feeding on a Termite Swarm at Walayar, Kerala, India

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  • Division of EIA, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, P.O. Anaikatti, Coimbatore 641 108, Tamil Nadu, India

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