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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Merops leschenaulti


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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MaryIsis 10 years ago

So beautiful...Its like a painting.

KarenL 10 years ago


Rajendra 11 years ago

Nice shot. Beautiful colors.

ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Beautiful capture!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

beautiful bird, beautifully composed photo!

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 11 years ago

thanks friends :):)

Arun 11 years ago


alicelongmartin 11 years ago

A picture you could put in your Living room!

Anurag 11 years ago

Lovely bird! Great snap.

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 11 years ago

Thanks :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Again stunning capture Ashok, Lovely

Atul 11 years ago

lovely !


Spotted on Mar 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2012

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