Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rainbow Bee-eaters

This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

I often find Rainbow Bee-eaters (Merops ornatus) when I go out to Inskip Point. They are such beautiful birds that I can't resist more photos of them. The male bird has the very long tail shafts and the female has shorter shafts. These two were very vocal as they sat on a branch in a gum tree and then went swooping off after insects.

19 comments:

  1. Such great colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. They are so beautiful!Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. I've never heard of this bird before...what a creative name!!

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  4. ...I wouldn't be able to resist them either. Such color...I love them!

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  5. Hi there - nice pictures of a great bird. I dont have a good picture of one yet - they always seem to be sitting way up high!

    I think I'll just have to keep trying!

    Cheers - SM - Melbourne

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  6. You do have some very colourful birds 'down under. Love these and the Scarlet Honeyeater shown earlier.

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  7. I love them too and am so glad that you posted these for me to enjoy. Thanks Mick.

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  8. What a gorgeous and colorful bird. Great sighting!

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  9. I love bee-eaters too! Just spotted my first one a few weeks ago, a white-spotted bee eater. Here's the link:
    http://edengardens.org/2011/08/the-white-throated-bee-eater-in-edenland/

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  10. So beautiful. So exotic (to us over here anyway!). Thanks for sharing. Sounds like they're noisy!

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  11. Gorgeous, Mick - symphonie of colors!

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  12. Wonderful to see your Bee-eaters! They are worthy of your attention. Thanks for sharing these wonderful captures!

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  13. this is soo gorgeous. I have seen bee-eaters, but not this one. It was in Camargue. They don´t come this far north.

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  14. These are great captures! A beautiful bird!

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  15. Bee-eaters are gorgeous! I've only seen them in Africa. Great shots.

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