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Bee Eater I approached this bee eater with caution, as I took several shots. Each a little bit closer, until I got it nicely into this frame. I didn't have my telezoom lens mounted, so I had to get pretty close, but I'm quite satisfied with the shot. I especially like the vivid colors on the feathers. Taken at Yala National Park Asia,Green Bee-eater,Green bee-eater,Merops orientalis,Sri Lanka,Yala National Park Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bee Eater

I approached this bee eater with caution, as I took several shots. Each a little bit closer, until I got it nicely into this frame. I didn't have my telezoom lens mounted, so I had to get pretty close, but I'm quite satisfied with the shot. I especially like the vivid colors on the feathers. Taken at Yala National Park

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  1. I still need to go to Yala... It is on my list before i leave India... it's only a 90 min flight away! Great shot! Posted 6 years ago
    1. I hope that you got to Yala - I was there last year and it was fantastic. We had a close encounter with a leopard and our jeep was threatened by an elephant herd while the children crossed the road. I would rate it as one of the best places to experience wildlife I have visited. Posted 4 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 WildFlower
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Uploaded Feb 1, 2015. Captured Jul 17, 2013 13:08 in Yala National Park, Kirinda-Palatupana-Yala Road, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm