Photo: Least tern adopts angel pose

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It's all too easy to anthropomorphize animals, but to go a step further and attribute traits of spiritual beings to them? Well, given the majestic spread of white downy wings displayed by this least tern (Sternula antillarum), it's almost impossible not to! Now all we need is a sly male cardinal to sit on the other shoulder.

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