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Record shot - Blue-Bearded Bee-Eater A rather bedraggled bee-eater in the monsoon rains!  5D mkIII,BRT hill,Blue-bearded bee-eater,Geotagged,India,John Rowell,K.Gudi,Karnataka,Nyctyornis athertoni,Summer,United States,adhocphotographer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Never heard of this species before, another one for our growing family:
    http://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/chordata/aves/coraciiformes
    Posted 4 years ago

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The blue-bearded bee-eater is a large species of bee-eater found in much of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. This species is found in openings in patches of dense forest. It is found in the Malayan region and also extends into the Western Ghats in southwestern India. The blue feathers of its throat are elongated and often held fluffed up giving it the name. They are not as gregarious or active as the smaller bee-eaters, and their square ended tail lacks the typical "wires" made.. more

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Uploaded Jan 28, 2015. Captured Jul 28, 2013 07:03 in Unnamed Road, B R Hills, Karnataka 571117, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/2.8
  • 1/200s
  • ISO3200
  • 200mm