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Rainbow bee-eater

By wildlifephotographer
Rainbow bee-eaters are brilliantly colored birds that grow to be 1924 cm (max 28 cm) in length, including the elongated tail feathers. The upper back and wings are green in color, and the lower back and under-tail coverts are bright blue. The undersides of the wings and primary flight feathers are red and tipped with black, and the tail is black to deep violet. The rainbow bee-eater's two central tail feathers are longer than the other tail feathers, and are longer in the male rainbow bee-eaters than in the females. The crown of the head, the stomach and breast, and the throat are pale yellowish in color, and the rainbow bee-eater has a black bib and a black stripe through its red eye.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 8:20AM
Super in action image.Smile

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10 May 2013 8:34AM
A fantastic catch -congratulation for both .
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
10 May 2013 8:43AM
excellent capture ..
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 8:56AM
Fantastic ....
10 May 2013 10:19AM
You got a great moment, just excellent !
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 May 2013 12:02PM
Top quality shot.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 12:29PM
wow - superb shot - brilliant.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 May 2013 2:37PM
Stunning detail and colour. What a beautiful shot.......Sandy
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 5:14PM
A fine capture

Both you and the superb birdWink

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
10 May 2013 6:34PM
WOW wow wow..... magnificent
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
14 May 2013 8:33PM

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