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
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.