I got soaked in rain!
|Copyright: Richa Tewari (shree)
|Date Taken: 2009-07-23|
|Camera: Panasonic lumix DMC FZ28|
|Exposure: f/3.8, 1/50 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-07-23 22:26|
|Favorites: 2 [view]|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Identified with the help of the fine black line that runs in front of and behind the eye, the The Little Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis, is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. Just as the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and ants, which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch. Before feeding, a bee-eater removes stings and breaks the exoskeleton of the prey by repeatedly hitting the insect on their perch. Unlike most bee-eaters, these are often solitary nesters, making a tunnel in a sandy bank. The breeding pairs are often joined by helpers. They are usually seen in small groups and may roost communally in large numbers (200-300).|
A study showed that the Little Green Bee-eaters is capable of interpreting the behaviour of other animals - something which was previously believed to be possessed only by primates. They showed an ability to predict whether a predator at a particular location would be capable of spotting the nest entrance and then behaved appropriately to avoid giving away the nest location. Very impressive indeed!!
The classification goes as –
Species: M. orientalis
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- [2009-07-23 23:11]
poor pretty wet bee-eater, nice capture actually, if there was not so much noise..on the the other hand, that is even a
little artistic. best wishes & stay dry, thor.
The bee eater is such a lovely bird...
It is so nice to watch these birds pick flies from the air...
You are lucky to be living among so many birds... :-)
But the color of this particular bird seems to be little dull na...?
- Lobo (30)
- [2009-09-21 16:47]
Wonderful pic of a bee eater and great detail on the bird.I especially like the setting with the barbwire and the droplet on it.Your over all comp and lighting is excellent.
- rocko (264)
- [2011-12-31 11:04]
Nice pic of bird.