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Red-Bearded Bee-Eater

Red-Bearded 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: 2010-03-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 7:47
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Points: 3
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Red-Bearded Bee-eater
(Nyctyornis amictus)
Size: 32 cm
Location: Bukit Tinggi (Pahang)

Unmistakable; its massive build and red ‘beard’ are diagnostic. This species and the blue-bearded Bee-eater form their unique genus.

A characteristic croaking aark, aark plus a growling alarm call.

Strictly a forest bird found within primary and mature secondary rainforest, from the lowlands to lower mountain elevations. Unlike Merops bee-eaters, this is an inconspicuous bird that perches at middle or upper storey level, often under cover. Hawks for insects and nests in burrows like other bee-eaters.

A fairly common resident in south Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Brunei.

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Hi Ang Hwee,
This shot easily could be brilliant indeed.Nice colours but sharpness is missing probably due not fast enough shutter speed.Good notes too!
George Veltchev

Hi Ang.
Interesting and pretty bird with nice colors.
Good capture.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

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