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Every day for the past 14 years, 72-year-old Masaoki Tsuchiya has set out before sunrise to search for a bird rescued from extinction in Japan.

Starting his car under star-dotted skies unpolluted by light, he works alone in the predawn chill, marking sightings or absences in a planner, interrupted only by the crackle of a walkie-talkie.

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