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Maid Service
Photograph by Michael S. Quinton

Master house cleaner, a father flicker ferries off a fecal sac from the tree hollow where his young await their next meal. "Just like in our families, the parents basically just haul food in and diapers out," says photographer Michael Quinton. For the birds, removing the nestlings' feces likely helps prevent parasites from infesting the crowded nests.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Unrecorded
Lens: Wide angle
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 with auto remote control
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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