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The confluence of the three sacred Indian rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati in Allahabad is not only one of the holiest places in the country for Hindu pilgrims but is also the favourite haunt of thousands of visitors from Central Asia and Europe during the winter months. These are the Brownheaded and Blackheaded Gulls who feed on the religious offerings made to the River Goddess. These gulls are extremely noisy, especially at colonies, with a familiar "kree-ar" call. During Ardh-Kumbh these foreign visitors were very much part of the festivities around. This feathered couple was captured on camera as they flew to their roosting spot in the evening. An earlier picture in this series can be seen here.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
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