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Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater

Blue-Tailed 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: 2010-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-20 4:09
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Points: 14
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Blue-Tailed Bee-eater
(Merops philippinus) 栗喉蜂虎
Size: 30 cm

Small; green crown and back; yellow and rufous throat; brown upper breast; under-parts apple green.

Described as a liquid be-rek, be-rek; or rillip rillip rillip.

Found in open country with scattered trees, usually near freshwater marshes, rivers and coasts. It hawks for bees, wasps and butterflies from an open perch. It will congregate in large flocks, roosting together in mangroves and marshes. It’s also nests in colonies, often digging burrows into riverbanks.

Common winter visitors throughout Singapore.

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Hello Ang,

Great capture.
Beautiful colours with fantastic details.
Light,focus and definition are excellent.
Good composition.

Great pose, nice colours, good sharpness - i like your picture.

Hello Ang Hwee Yong
A great capture of a fantastic posture
Thanks for sharing this beauty

Hi Ang
Beautiful composition and moment, colour, sharpnes and use of light. Nice photo. TFS
Samiran Nandy

Hello Ang,
A very nice photograph with good sharpness and perfect colours.
Best wishes, Pambos

Hello Ang,
What a pose!... Congratulations; of course, also a great thecnnical skill can be viwewd on thsi shot.
Regards, TFS

Magnificent shot. :)

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