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In this photo taken June, 19, 2012, , a pair of Black-necked Stilts are seen near a nest on a rice field levee near Williams, Calif.  More than 165 California rice farmers have signed up for an incentive program, funded by a $2 million US. Natural Resources Conservation Service to make habitat improvements in their rice paddies  to provide migratory and water birds a place to stop, feed and breed.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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