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Rainbow Bee-Eater

Merops ornatus

Description:

Rainbow Bee-eater with Blue-spotted Hawker in its beak

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4 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I do not know why... Here in India too I see Bee eaters mostly on Electric wires where they mostly landed... otherwise flying high...!!

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

They are some sort of elongated tail feathers, called a streamer. This Male is supposed to have two

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

What is the long tail on the end of the squared off tail feathers? Is it like a rudder on a ship? Amazing picture.

Thurd13
Thurd13 9 years ago

Unique spotting....! Perfect timing....

StevenSpragg
Spotted by
StevenSpragg

Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Sep 5, 2011
Submitted on Sep 5, 2011

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