Dec 5, 2010

The Red-bearded Bee-Eater (Male) , (Nyctynornis amictus), 32 - 35 cm

This very 'dignified looking' bird never fails to arouse the excitement of birders and non-birders alike whenever it makes it's appearance. It is most unusual looking with it's crimson red plumage on it's chest. This has earned it the 'Red-bearded' description for this specie.

It's food comprise of flying insects and one could see it's graceful flight when going after them. Once targeted the 'victim' very seldom escapes. And once caught the insect is battered to death against the branch before being swallowed whole.

The habitat is usually in broadleaved evergreen forest up to around 1500 meters. Here are some photos for sharing.

Have a nice day! Cheers!

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