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Red-bearded Bee-eater


Posted by Des on Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:24 pm

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I have photographed two of the three species of Bee-eaters found in Borneo. Of them, the Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) is less common. They are normally solitary or in pairs.

We were high up in the specially built canopy at the crack of dawn. This individual was perched at eye level and was so relaxed that it allowed us to get a clean shot. You don't get many opportunities like that very often!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:51 pm
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A fine image of this crazy coloured species, Des! The red pink, blue and green together is some combination. Thanks for sharing this amazing bird!

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by Jakejacoby on Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:32 pm
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Wow - what a unique and beautiful bird. TFS Des.
 

by Ron Day on Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:02 pm
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You were provided with a great opportunity in the canopy and took advantage of it. Love the color – it's a beauty, Des.
 

by WDCarrier on Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:36 pm
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I've seen a few women in town with hair dyed those colors but never a bird. I like it better on the bird.
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by Ron Day on Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:47 pm
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WDCarrier wrote:
I've seen a few women in town with hair dyed those colors but never a bird.  I like it better on the bird.

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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:41 pm
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Oh wow, what a cool bird and a great photo of it.
 

by Isaac Grant on Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:18 am
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Such an excellent bird. I was lucky enough to see them in Vietnam and also in Thailand last year. This one gave you a perfect pose.
 

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