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Chatty Blue-tailed Bee-eater couple, Yala, Sri Lanka  Asia,Blue-tailed Bee-eater,Merops philippinus,Sri Lanka,Yala Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Chatty Blue-tailed Bee-eater couple, Yala, Sri Lanka

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    comments (11)

  1. Damn ... this is great. Besides the brilliant colors, the leading lines of the branches and beaks makes for a wonderfully composed photograph. But Ferdy, where is the description ?

    Superb !!!!
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Regarding the description, the title signals the species, location and behavior in the scene. As such, the title in a way is somewhat of a description. I did not know what else to add. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Quarrellers! Posted 5 years ago
  3. Fantastic composition and depth of field Ferdy. The 2 branches crossing and their wide open beaks works so well. Very impressed. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you so much Garry, although I should be fair to say that it was for a large part luck. Posted 5 years ago
  4. what a very nice photo
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you, Cle! Posted 5 years ago
  5. Stunning Ferdy! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks, Claire! Posted 5 years ago
  6. This is great, Ferdy! One of your best, imo. I love it! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you so much, Travis! Posted 5 years ago

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The Blue-tailed Bee-eater is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southeastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, seen seasonally in much of peninsular India.

This species is sometimes considered to be conspecific with the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, ''M. persicus''.

This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is predominantly green; its face has a narrow blue patch with a black eye stripe, and a yellow and brown throat;.. more

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 25, 2015. Captured Nov 14, 2014 07:26.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO720
  • 400mm