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Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Hvalnes, L髇 (SE)
28 June 2010

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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Hvalnes, L髇 (SE)
28 June 2010

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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Gr韒snes (SW)
28 June 2010

A pair has raised five young at a site where breeding was first confirmed in 2003.
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© Alex M醤i

Common Pochard - Skutul鰊d - Aythya ferina
Hofgar餫r, Sta餫rsveit (W)
27 June 2010

Two drakes (sleeping) with a Eurasian Wigeon and Tufted Duck.
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© James Lidster

Lesser Scaup - K鷉鰊d - Aythya affinis
H鰂n (SE)
23 June 2010

Drake.
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Lesser Scaup - K鷉鰊d - Aythya affinis
H鰂n (SE)
23 June 2010

Drake (right) with a drake Tufted Duck.
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Common x King Eider - 起ur x 起ark髇gur - Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
Sigur餫rsta餫v韐, Melrakkasl閠ta (NE)
20 June 2010

Adult drake with Common Eiders.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Hvalnes, L髇 (SE)
19 June 2010

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© Bj鰎n G. Arnarson

Velvet Scoter - Korp鰊d - Melanitta fusca
Sandur, A餫ldalur (NE)
18 June 2010

Adult drake (right) with a drake Common Scoter.
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© Dan韊l Bergmann

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd鷉a - Columba palumbus
H鰂n (SE)
15 June 2010

© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Wilson's Snipe - Fl骯sn韕a - Gallinago delicata
1st for Iceland (if accepted)
Engidalur (NE)
13 June 2010

The extra set of outermost tail feathers seems to support the species identification.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Sabine's Gull - 辝rnum醘ur - Larus sabini
H鰂n (SE)
10 June 2010

A probable second-summer (3cy) bird.
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Sabine's Gull - 辝rnum醘ur - Larus sabini
H鰂n (SE)
8 June 2010

Adult.
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© Bj鰎n G. Arnarson

Sabine's Gull - 辝rnum醘ur - Larus sabini
H鰂n (SE)
8 June 2010

Adult.
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© Bj鰎n G. Arnarson

Tundra Swan - Dvergsvanur - Cygnus columbianus bewickii
H髄l, Melrakkasl閠ta (NE)
5 June 2010

First-summer (2cy), with Whooper Swans.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Tundra Swan - Dvergsvanur - Cygnus columbianus bewickii
H髄l, Melrakkasl閠ta (NE)
5 June 2010

First-summer (2cy), with Whooper Swans.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Long-tailed Skua - Fjallkj骾 - Stercorarius longicaudus
Northeast Iceland
3 June 2010

Adult.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Canada Goose - Kanadag鎠 - Branta canadensis
Bessasta餴r, 羖ftanes (SW)
1 June 2010

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© Sveinn J髇sson

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Langh鷖, Flj髏 (N)
1 June 2010

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© Sigur饀r 苂isson

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Langh鷖, Flj髏 (N)
1 June 2010

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© Sigur饀r 苂isson

Blue-winged Teal - Bl狯nd - Anas discors
Engim齬i, 謝nadalur (N)
30 May 2010

Drake.
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© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
Heimaey (S)
29 May 2010

© Bj鰎gvin Sigurbergsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
H鷖av韐 (NE)
27 May 2010

First-summer (2cy) female.

© M醨 H鰏kuldsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
H鷖av韐 (NE)
27 May 2010

First-summer (2cy) female.

© M醨 H鰏kuldsson

Canada Goose - Kanadag鎠 - Branta canadensis
Grindav韐 (SW)
25 May 2010

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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Grindav韐 (SW)
25 May 2010

Adult drake.

© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Green-winged Teal - R醟鰊d - Anas carolinensis
Grindav韐 (SW)
24 May 2010

Drake.
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© Eyj髄fur Vilbergsson

Steller's Eider - Blik鰊d - Polysticta stelleri
Borgarfj鰎饀r eystri (E)
24 May 2010

Adult drake, present since Jan 1998 !
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© Sindri Sk鷏ason

Garganey - Taum鰊d - Anas querquedula
Lake M齰atn (NE)
22 May 2010

Drake.
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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Tumasta餴r, Flj髏shl眇 (S)
22 May 2010

Female.
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© Hrafn 觭karsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd鷉a - Columba palumbus
H鰂n (SE)
21 May 2010

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Chiffchaff - Grans鰊gvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Rey餫r, L髇 (SE)
21 May 2010

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

American Wigeon - Lj髎h鰂餫鰊d - Anas americana
Heimaey (S)
20 May 2010

Drake.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Brunnh髄l, M齬ar (SE)
20 May 2010

Female.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Canada Goose - Kanadag鎠 - Branta canadensis
Grindav韐 (SW)
19 May 2010

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© Sindri Sk鷏ason

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hr韘astelkur - Tringa flavipes
16th for Iceland
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
19 May 2010

Left, with a Common Redshank.
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© Sindri Sk鷏ason

Canada Goose - Kanadag鎠 - Branta canadensis
Grindav韐 (SW)
18 May 2010

Possibly a Cackling Goose.
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© Eyj髄fur Vilbergsson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hr韘astelkur - Tringa flavipes
16th for Iceland
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
18 May 2010

Left, with a Common Redshank.
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© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hr韘astelkur - Tringa flavipes
16th for Iceland
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
18 May 2010

Left, with a Common Redshank.
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© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hr韘astelkur - Tringa flavipes
16th for Iceland
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
18 May 2010

Left, with a Common Redshank.
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© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hr韘astelkur - Tringa flavipes
16th for Iceland
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
18 May 2010

Left, with a Common Redshank.
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© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hr韘astelkur - Tringa flavipes
16th for Iceland
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
18 May 2010

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© Jeroen Reneerkens

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hr韘astelkur - Tringa flavipes
16th for Iceland
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
18 May 2010

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© Jeroen Reneerkens

Ring-necked Duck - Hring鰊d - Aythya collaris
趌fars, Reykjav韐 (SW)
16 May 2010

Drake.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Ring-necked x Tufted Duck - Hring- x Sk鷉鰊d - Aythya collaris x fuligula
趌fars, Reykjav韐 (SW)
16 May 2010

Drake.

© Christophe Pampoulie

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Sigur餫rsta餴r, Melrakkasl閠ta (NE)
16 May 2010

First-summer (2cy) drake, right, with a female and first-summer (2cy) drake Common Eider.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringm醘ur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj鰎n, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 May 2010

First-summer (2cy).
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringm醘ur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj鰎n, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 May 2010

First-summer (2cy).
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Smew - Hv韙鰊d - Mergus albellus
Brei餫b髄ssta餫tj鰎n, 羖ftanes (SW)
15 May 2010

Female.
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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring鰊d - Aythya collaris
趌fars, Reykjav韐 (SW)
14 May 2010

Drake (right) with two hybrids Ring-necked x Tufted (female near-left and drake far-right)
and a pair of Tufted Ducks (far-left).
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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring鰊d - Aythya collaris
趌fars, Reykjav韐 (SW)
12 May 2010

Drake.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Garganey - Taum鰊d - Anas querquedula
Grindav韐 (SW)
10 May 2010

Drake.
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© Eyj髄fur Vilbergsson

Smew - Hv韙鰊d - Mergus albellus
Kasth鷖atj鰎n, 羖ftanes (SW)
10 May 2010

Female.
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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Garganey - Taum鰊d - Anas querquedula
Krossb鎟, Nes (SE)
9 May 2010

Drake.
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Garganey - Taum鰊d - Anas querquedula
Krossb鎟, Nes (SE)
9 May 2010

Pair, this is only the fourth record of a female in Iceland!
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - Austr鎛 marg鎠 - Branta bernicla bernicla
羖ftanes (SW)
8 May 2010

Adult.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring鰊d - Aythya collaris
Grafarholt, Reykjav韐 (SW)
8 May 2010

Adult drake.
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© Sveinn J髇sson

Smew - Hv韙鰊d - Mergus albellus
Kasth鷖atj鰎n, 羖ftanes (SW)
8 May 2010

Female.
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© Sindri Sk鷏ason

Smew - Hv韙鰊d - Mergus albellus
Kasth鷖atj鰎n, 羖ftanes (SW)
8 May 2010

Female.
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© Sveinn J髇sson

Mandarin Duck - Mandar韓鰊d - Aix galericulata
K髉avogur (SW)
6 May 2010

Drake.
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© Snorri Hafsteinsson

Yellow-legged Gull - Klapparm醘ur - Larus michahellis
3rd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
6 May 2010

2cy bird, probably ssp. atlantis.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Yellow-legged Gull - Klapparm醘ur - Larus michahellis
3rd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
6 May 2010

2cy bird, probably ssp. atlantis.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Yellow-legged Gull - Klapparm醘ur - Larus michahellis
3rd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
5 May 2010

2cy bird, probably ssp. atlantis.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Hooded Crow - Gr醟r醟a - Corvus corone cornix
F醩krsfj鰎饀r (E)
4 May 2010

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© J髇韓a 觭karsd髏tir

Steller's Eider - Blik鰊d - Polysticta stelleri
Borgarfj鰎饀r eystri (E)
2 May 2010

Adult drake, present since Jan 1998 !
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© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Yellow-legged Gull - Klapparm醘ur - Larus michahellis
3rd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
2 May 2010

2cy bird, probably ssp. atlantis.
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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Yellow-legged Gull - Klapparm醘ur - Larus michahellis
3rd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
1 May 2010

2cy bird, probably ssp. atlantis.
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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Yellow-legged Gull - Klapparm醘ur - Larus michahellis
3rd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
1 May 2010

2cy bird (right), probably ssp. atlantis, with a 2cy Herring Gull.
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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Lesser Scaup - K鷉鰊d - Aythya affinis
Grindav韐 (SW)
29 April 2010

Drake. Four had been recorded until 2007.
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© 觤ar Run髄fsson

Lesser Scaup - K鷉鰊d - Aythya affinis
Grindav韐 (SW)
29 April 2010

Drake. Four had been recorded until 2007.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringm醘ur - Larus delawarensis
H鰂n (SE)
29 April 2010

First-winter (2cy).
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Sandwich Tern - 轪ra㧐rna - Sterna sandvicensis
16th for Iceland
Sandger餴 (SW)
29 April 2010

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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Sandwich Tern - 轪ra㧐rna - Sterna sandvicensis
16th for Iceland
Sandger餴 (SW)
29 April 2010

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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Chaffinch - B髃finka - Fringilla coelebs
Gar餫b鎟 (SW)
29 April 2010

Male.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Little Gull - Dvergm醘ur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
H鰂n (SE)
26 April 2010

First-winter (2cy).
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallaj鰇ull (S)
17 April 2010

© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallaj鰇ull (S)
17 April 2010

Note the small airplane indicated with an arrow!

© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Common Moorhen - Sefh鎛a - Gallinula chloropus
Sey餴sfj鰎饀r (E)
15 April 2010

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© S髄veig Sigur餫rd髏tir

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
H鰂n (SE)
15 April 2010

© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Tundra Swan - Dvergsvanur - Cygnus columbianus bewickii
Horn, Nes (SE)
14 April 2010

Bewick's Swan, a first-winter bird.
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring鰊d - Aythya collaris
羠b鎟, Reykjav韐 (SW)
12 April 2010

Drake.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Common Chiffchaff - Grans鰊gvari - Phylloscopus collybita
H鰂n (SE)
12 April 2010

© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringm醘ur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj鰎n, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
11 April 2010

Adult.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringm醘ur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj鰎n, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
11 April 2010

Second-winter.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Brambling - Fjallafinka - Fringilla montifringilla
H鷖av韐 (NE)
11 April 2010

Male.

© M醨 H鰏kuldsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Akureyri (N)
8 April 2010

Male.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Volcanic eruption at Fimmv鰎饀h醠s (S)
7 April 2010

© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
Eyrarbakki (S)
6 April 2010

© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
Eyrarbakki (S)
4 April 2010

© Sindri Sk鷏ason

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
Eyrarbakki (S)
4 April 2010

© Sindri Sk鷏ason

Volcanic eruption at Fimmv鰎饀h醠s (S)
3 April 2010

© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
3 April 2010

Adult drake with Common Eiders.

© Sigurj髇 Einarsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Akureyri (N)
3 April 2010

Male.

© Sigurgeir Haraldsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Akureyri (N)
3 April 2010

Female.

© Sigurgeir Haraldsson

American Wigeon - Lj髎h鰂餫鰊d - Anas americana
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
1 April 2010

Adult drake.
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© Sindri Sk鷏ason

American Wigeon - Lj髎h鰂餫鰊d - Anas americana
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
1 April 2010

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Grindav韐 (SW)
1 April 2010

Adult (left) and first-winter Queens, with Common Eiders.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Starm齬i, 羖ftafj鰎饀r (SE)
1 April 2010

Male.
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© Andr閟 Sk鷏ason

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