AUSTRALIA 2013 #114

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
“The Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is the only species of Meropidae found in Australia.” (Wikipedia)

For a long time, I wanted to see those brilliantly colored birds. I had seen glimpses of them on various trips in Australia but had never been able to observe them at a short distance.

There were many around the Broome Bird Observatory (http://broomebirdobservatory.com/).

Tags: Sunset Mud Western australia Kimberley Broome Wildlife and nature Rainbow Bee-eater ROEBUCK BAY BROOME BIRD OBSERVATORY MEROPS ORNATUS


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cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
5 Jul 2014 10:03AM
well `caught' Grin

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Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
5 Jul 2014 3:10PM
Excellent shot Jean-Noel. Not seen one of these before.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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