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An adult bald eagle scans the clear waters of the Niangua River for fish.

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With prominent ear tufts and a height of approximately 22 inches, the great horned owl is easy to identify.

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An adult, ring-billed gull rests on a snag in the shallow water of Lake Taneycomo.

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A male northern cardinal perches in a ninebark shrub as it soaks up the warming rays of the morning sun.

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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder. The answer is revealed below.

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Fifty years ago, people often heard the eerie, hollow cooing sounds of male greater prairie-chickens on their spring booming grounds throughout the tallgrass prairies of central and eastern North America.

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Mallard ducks are one of many species of waterfowl that pass through Missouri each year.

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May is a good month to see black-necked stilts and other shorebirds on wetland mudflats.

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Small groups of trumpeter swans migrate into Missouri each winter.

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"Back Cover" for the April 2000 Missouri Conservationist.

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