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SPOT LIGHT
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Copyright: Sanjoy Adak (wildsanju) (109)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED-Nikon TC14EII, 46 mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-11 3:37
Viewed: 2986
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green bee-eaters also reach in color like others. It is about 9 inches (1618 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes are not visually distinguishable. The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back are tinged with golden rufous. The flight feathers are rufous washed with green and tipped with blackish. A fine black line runs in front of and behind the eye. The iris is crimson and the bill is black while the legs are dark grey. The feet are weak with the three toes joined at the base.[3] Southeast Asian birds have rufous crown and face, and green underparts, whereas Arabian beludschicus has a green crown, blue face and bluish underparts. The wings are green and the beak is black. The elongated tail feathers are absent in juveniles.


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