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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: 2010-04-08 6:29
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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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