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AUSTRALIA 2013 #114

“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 (

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

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14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
5 Jul 2014 10:03AM
well `caught' Grin

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Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Jul 2014 3:10PM
Excellent shot Jean-Noel. Not seen one of these before.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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