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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Merops leschenaulti


The Chestnut-headed Bee-eater...., ranging from India east to Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. 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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KerryHawkins 9 years ago

Very pretty birds. Bee eaters are all very colourful.

thanks all :)

KarenL 10 years ago


Arun 10 years ago

Awesome !!

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Dec 26, 2012
Submitted on Dec 31, 2012

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