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SWTBE casting pellet

By Hazelmouse  
My favourite African bird - a Swallow - Tailed Bee Eater. Started trying to get a reasonable shot and then realised its behaviour seemed a little odd. Finally it produced a pellet!

I had not realised they did this. It is logical as there are hard parts to the beetles/ bees etc that it eats.

I cannot find a picture on Google images for this behaviour in this species. Comment from fellow photographers 'Only Helen would be so excited to photograph a bird being sick!!'

Thanks for the appreciation of my trees - an ongoing experiment.

Tags: S africa Wildlife and nature Pellet Swallow tailed bee eater

Voters: ddolfelin, Coen, bobpaige1 and 21 more


ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
13 Jan 2016 8:04PM
Whatever it was doing it's a fine picture!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
13 Jan 2016 8:52PM
Thank you for sharing this illuminating bit of bird life and your excellent images!
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2016 9:02PM
A terrific set and amazing capture in V5
14 Jan 2016 2:52PM
Fabulous set of images
alansnap 18 577 26 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 4:02PM
A fine series particularly number 5. That really does show the behaviour.
15 Jan 2016 2:36PM
A beautiful image.

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