Closeup shot of green bee-eater, took this photo near Barglur reserved forest, Bangalore. Was resting under a tree and luckily this beautiful bird landed on a branch of the same tree. Took this shot at a distance of 12-15 feet. Lucky to get closer shot and amazed by the colors of this bird.
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. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named.