Photographer's Note

Another photo from my recent bike trip to Mozambique...

Whilst looking for birds to photograph I came across this little Madagascar Bee-Eater (Merops superciliosus). Its wingspan is 23-31cm.

This species of bee-eater is distinguished by its brown crown, dark rufous throat and pale green underparts. It has a dull brown cap and a brown mantle. Its habitat is open, broad-leaved woodland near lakes, rivers and swamps. Its call is a 'Prrrup'.

This beautiful bird sat in a tree quite close to me for a while, not moving while I hurried to photograph it. Unfortunately the sun was behind it, therefore most of the bird is shadowed (and I didn't have my flash unit with me), but I still thought it might be worth a posting because of all the beautiful colors.

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Additional Photos by Henry Engelbrecht (henrye) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 675 W: 66 N: 432] (3500)
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