Green Bee eater
|Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk)
|Date Taken: 2011-02-15|
|Camera: Nikon coolpix L110|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-04-18 9:54|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
I am not so good in bird photography but i've some quite good pics in my archive. From now i'll be posting some common bird in my chiplun. Hope you like it.
Green bee eater:
The Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis, (sometimes Little Green Bee-eater) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and The Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named.
Like other bee-eaters, this species is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16–18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes are not visually distinguishable. The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back are tinged with golden rufous. The flight feathers are rufous washed with green and tipped with blackish. A fine black line runs in front of and behind the eye. The iris is crimson and the bill is black while the legs are dark grey. The feet are weak with the three toes joined at the base. Southeast Asian birds have rufous crown and face, and green underparts, whereas Arabian beludschicus has a green crown, blue face and bluish underparts. The wings are green and the beak is black. The elongated tail feathers are absent in juveniles. Sexes are alike.
The calls is a nasal trill tree-tree-tree-tree, usually given in flight.
ramthakur, Alex99 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|
- [2012-04-18 11:22]
Nice presentation.Good POV and sharp image.Details and colors are very good.
Best regards Siggi
Bird imagery is not all that easy, Kapil. Even with a 300mm zoom lens, I sometimes feel frustrated at its results. You have managed a fairly good shot of the Bee Eater with your comppact camera.
a good try with a moderate picture, I am appreciate your frankness. I know and wish you, one day you will be a good bird photographer.
- [2012-04-18 21:22]
I like the species so much. These birds are widespread in our region and I also like to shoot them. However, it is difficult to come nearer to them. Subject is very nice and picture is looked pleasantly despite some softness. My kind wishes and TFS.
- [2012-05-02 5:30]
Very beautiful bird. Excellent work really lovecthe details.
Lovely capture that allows me to appreciate the colors. The isolation is so pretty. Simple and exciting.
Bee eater is a beautiful bird. This is nicely discovered in great perch and well silenced bg.
Thanks and have a nice day.