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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, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-19 4:05
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Chestnut-Headed Bee-eater
(Merops leschenaulti)
Size: 21 cm
Location: Khao Yai National Park (Thailand)

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.

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

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.

India South-east Asia and Java.

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Hi Ang,
a very nice picture with great sharpness and colour. well composed picture.
best wishes.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-19 11:25]

Hi Ang
that's the one!

hello Ang,
congratulations for the beautiful pictures, excellent sharpness and contrast. Great POV and beautiful colors.
thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-03-19 20:26]

Hello,How lovely that you captured the bird on the right with his wings open. This is a very beautiful photo with warm colors and vivid detail.
Nicely composed and the blurred bg helps draq all the focus right on the birds.
Lovely and well executed,

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