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Red-bearded Bee-eater

Nyctyornis amictus

Description:

Colourful birds with long tails, long decurved beaks and pointed wings. This specie are larger of the bee-eaters, predominantly green with a red colouration to face that extends on to the slightly hanging throat feathers to form the “beard”. The male (featured in the photos have a more prominent larger patch of lilac color on the forehead as opposed to the female.

Habitat:

This specie of bee-eater is found in openings in patches of dense forest. They nest in burrows tunnelled into the side of sandy banks.

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2 Comments

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

i like the last shot...show all the beautiful colors

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Beautiful bird!

DiveMUster
Spotted by
DiveMUster

Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 14, 2011
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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