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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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boov 4 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 10:54AM

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Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 12:28PM
Stunning colour in this compsition both from the bird and background. Superb.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
4 Jul 2013 3:53PM
Glorious colour in these birds. A lovely capture.......Sandy

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