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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Merops leschenaulti

Description:

This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is predominantly green, with blue on the rump and lower belly. Its face and throat are yellow with a black eye stripe, and the crown and nape are rich chestnut. The thin curved bill is black. Sexes are alike, but young birds are duller. This species is 18–20 cm long; it lacks the two elongated central tail feathers possessed by most of its relatives.



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12 Comments

MaryIsis
MaryIsis a year ago

So beautiful...Its like a painting.

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Beautiful!

Rajendra
Rajendra 2 years ago

Nice shot. Beautiful colors.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 2 years ago

Beautiful capture!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

beautiful bird, beautifully composed photo!

thanks friends :):)

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

Superbb...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

A picture you could put in your Living room!

Anurag
Anurag 2 years ago

Lovely bird! Great snap.

Thanks :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Again stunning capture Ashok, Lovely

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

lovely !

India

Lat: 11.41, Long: 76.70

Spotted on Mar 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2012

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