These glorious birds are rescues which cannot return to the wild for one reason or another. They are all residents of World Bird Sanctuary, a wonderful haven for birds located in the western suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri.
The photos were all taken through the mesh of the enclosures that are the homes for these birds. Taking a photo through the front of the cage takes some special techniques, but it offers the opportunity for portraits of these beauties — not something that would be easy in nature.
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