Copyright © 2016 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Green Bee-eater: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Green bee-eater or Merops orientalis and sometimes Little Green Bee-eater is a 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.

Mainly as insect eaters, 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.Finally this Bee-Eater showed up.

I have waited for this Bee-eater for so long to go back to this perch, it has perfectly good light enough to lift the beauty of this lovely bird. Bee-eaters are always fun to watch as they hunt for their preys, they always go back to their selected perches.

The Green Bee-eater maybe a common bird but it is amusing to watch. It waits, moves from one perch to another, catches a bee or something else, wacks the insect on its perch, tosses the food on the air until it gets in smoothly.

Namtok Samlan National Park, Thailand
August 28, 2016
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Pro | Nitecore UNK1

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