c# - How to initialize a Dictionary

Dictionary initializer
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    protected void Button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        //initialize a new empty dictionary.
        Dictionary<int, string> plants = new Dictionary<int, string>();

        //add keyvaluepair to dictionary.
        plants.Add(1, "Bermuda Cress");
        plants.Add(2, "Bulbous Cress");
        plants.Add(3, "Pale Corydalis");

        //initialize a dictionary with values.
        Dictionary<int, string> birds = new Dictionary<int, string>() {
            {1,"Roseate Tern"},
            {2,"Antarctic Tern"},
            {3,"Black Skimmer"},
            {4,"Atlantic Puffin"}
        };

        Label1.Text = "plants dictionary keys and values..........";
        foreach (KeyValuePair<int, string> pair in plants)
        {
            Label1.Text += "<br />" + pair.Key + " ........ " + pair.Value;
        }

        Label1.Text += "<br /><br />birds dictionary keys and values..........";
        foreach (KeyValuePair<int, string> pair in birds)
        {
            Label1.Text += "<br />" + pair.Key + " ........ " + pair.Value;
        }
    }    
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