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Green Bee-Eater


Green 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: 2012-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-21 4:44
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Points: 2
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Green Bee-eater
(Merops orientalis) 绿喉蜂虎
Size: 18 cm
Location: Kaeng Kracharn National Park / Pak Chong (Thailand)

Description:
Green upper parts. Head and underpart colours vary according to subspecies. Green wings. Black beak. Sexes similar.

Voice:
A high pitched tree, tree, tree……and tit, tit, tit……

Habits:
Around water bodies, river sides, open cultivated areas, scrub forests, parks and gardens, open woodland. Diet - They catch bees and other insects in flight and retun to the same perch to batter them to remove the sting before eating. Breeding - Nests are made in a tunnel in sandy banks. The 4 to 8 spherical white eggs are incubated by both the male and the female.

Distribution:
Africa, Middle East and Asia: Northern Africa: Libya, Egypt, Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda,
Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, Asia: Afghanistan, China, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-21 12:32]

Hi Ang
Perfect bg, great pose, another great portrait
Tfs
Tom

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