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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Merops leschenaulti


Forehead, crown, nape, upper back and ear-coverts bright chestnut ; lores black, continued as a band under the eye and ear-coverts ; wing-coverts, lower back and tertiaries green, the latter tipped with bluish; rump and upper tail-coverts pale shining blue; primaries and secondaries green, rufous on the inner webs, and all tipped dusky ; central tail-feathers bluish on the outer, and green on the inner webs ; the others green, margined on the inner web with brown and all tipped dusky ; sides of face, chin and throat yellow ; below this a broad band of chestnut extending to the sides of the neck and meeting the chestnut of the upper plumage ; below this again a short distinct band of black and then an ill-defined band of yellow ; remainder of lower plumage green, tipped with blue, especially on the vent and under tail-coverts.

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thanks :)

Khathoub 11 years ago

nice shot man!

Thank you Manaswini!

Manaswini 11 years ago

2nd photo in the series is fantastic..


YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Lovely series of such beautiful birds!

Thanks. glad you like it :)

Braulio Rivas Tapia
Braulio Rivas Tapia 11 years ago

Such a great color compositions you have!

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago


Matara, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 6, 2013
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

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