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Chestnut-Headed Bee-Eater


Chestnut-Headed Bee-Eater
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-17 1:35
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Chestnut-Headed Bee-eater
(Merops leschenaulti)
Size: 21 cm
Location: Khao Yai National Park (Thailand)

Description:
Distinguishedfrom Little Green by yellow throat and no tail-streamers. Chestnut crown, nape, and upper back. Blue tinge on rump. Square tail. Sexes alike. Typical bee-eater flight and habits. More associated with forest edge than others in the family. In small groups.

Voice:
Various tree, tree…….and tetrew calls. Noisy.

Habits:
Resident in scattered colonies in forests and open country with trees in lowlands and up tp 1400m in dry hills. Nestign in burrow; March – May.

Distribution:
India South-east Asia and Java.


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Oh i LOVE this story!! Saw the bee yesterday! You should write a book about these two!!!! LOL What a GREAT capture! Well done!

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