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Green Bee-eater at Wilpaththu park, Sri Lanka For years I have been jealous of people in several parts of the world having access to colorful bee-eaters. During our trip through Sri Lanka, we finally got our share of them. They are everywhere, and far from shy.  Asia,Green Bee-eater,Merops orientalis,Sri Lanka,Wilpaththu Click/tap to enlarge

Green Bee-eater at Wilpaththu park, Sri Lanka

For years I have been jealous of people in several parts of the world having access to colorful bee-eaters. During our trip through Sri Lanka, we finally got our share of them. They are everywhere, and far from shy.

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  1. They are gorgeous!! I too have admired them for a while. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Beautiful - great to see your trip photos starting. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Glad to share! It's my winter stock so I'm taking it slow :) Posted 6 years ago

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The green bee-eater is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and the Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water.

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Nov 25, 2014. Captured Nov 5, 2014 07:40.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO800
  • 340mm