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I got soaked in rain!

I got soaked in rain!
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Copyright: Richa Tewari (shree) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic lumix DMC FZ28
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-23 22:26
Viewed: 3591
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 5
[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
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Meropidae
Genus: Merops
Species: M. orientalis

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [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... :-)

Nice shot...
But the color of this particular bird seems to be little dull na...?

vipin :-)

  • Great 
  • 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.


  • Good 
  • rocko (264)
  • [2011-12-31 11:04]

Nice pic of bird.

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