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Green Bee-eater


The Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis, (sometimes Little Green Bee-eater) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and The Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named.(

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Green Bee-eater
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28 Comments (1–25)

JC_Forester 8 years ago


CostaBoyJack 8 years ago

amazing shot. you must be very lucky!!

EvaSeifert 8 years ago

Amazing set of photos!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

very very Beautiful....:-)

pamsai 8 years ago

HemantKumar, How did you get them to pose like that? Beautiful.

HemantKumar 8 years ago

Livan good observation i did not notice it,pic 5 and 6 are shot in different time. need to check about it.

LivanEscudero 8 years ago

Very beautiful picture. I'm wondering though, what are those 2 apparently shorter feathers with the black dot that show up in the middle of the wings in pic 1??? They don't show up in pics 5 or 6 (assuming these pic are of the same individual, are they? Is it a gender thing?), and I don't see them in any other Internet picture of this bird. Ex:

Emiko Siddesh Rain
Emiko Siddesh Rain 8 years ago


StephenSolomons 8 years ago

This has to be getting close to the pinnacle of bird photography (Not that I would know) It is a beautiful set of images

JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

Stunning images and bird! :-)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago


crobin 9 years ago


Deva R Kumar
Deva R Kumar 9 years ago

Nice catch and great pics :)

Maksym Birdspotter
Maksym Birdspotter 9 years ago

THAT...IS...BEAUTIFUL... and i bet there's more to be discovered!

HemantKumar 9 years ago

thank you every one ...:)

MrsPbio 9 years ago

SPECTACULAR PHOTO! I want to "favorite" it, but I can't!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Very Nice.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Wonderful series.

HeatherK 9 years ago

Gorgeous color!

el2773.laly 9 years ago

I Love that it's a really nice pic and beautiful bird

Atul 9 years ago

Superb series :-)

Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 9 years ago

Wow amazing bird

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Wonderful series Hemant..! Loved each n every frame..:-) Truely deserves a SOTD..!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Impressive!. Its a shame we are still on Snake week, I think deserves a SODT

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