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Chestnut-Headed Bee-Eater


Chestnut-Headed 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/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-19 4:05
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Chestnut-Headed Bee-eater
(Merops leschenaulti)
Size: 21 cm
Location: Khao Yai National Park (Thailand)

Description:
Distinguishedfrom Little Green by yellow throat and no tail-streamers. Chestnut crown, nape, and upper back. Blue tinge on rump. Square tail. Sexes alike. Typical bee-eater flight and habits. More associated with forest edge than others in the family. In small groups.

Voice:
Various tree, tree…….and tetrew calls. Noisy.

Habits:
Resident in scattered colonies in forests and open country with trees in lowlands and up tp 1400m in dry hills. Nestign in burrow; March – May.

Distribution:
India South-east Asia and Java.

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Hi Ang,
a very nice picture with great sharpness and colour. well composed picture.
best wishes.
samiran

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-19 11:25]

Hi Ang
Yes
that's the one!
Tfs
Tom

hello Ang,
congratulations for the beautiful pictures, excellent sharpness and contrast. Great POV and beautiful colors.
thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-03-19 20:26]

Hello,How lovely that you captured the bird on the right with his wings open. This is a very beautiful photo with warm colors and vivid detail.
Nicely composed and the blurred bg helps draq all the focus right on the birds.
Lovely and well executed,
TFS,
Karen

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