June 18, 2013

Around and around

Around and around by ricmcarthur
Around and around, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Perching on a sprinkler head gives you a birds eye view of your surroundings.
This is a european bee-eater about 12 inches (29 cm) in length.
It has incredible colours which a field guide describes as "exotically rich and gaudy plumage colours".
Umistakeable with bright yellow throat, bluish underbody, yellowish-white shoulder patches and red-brown crown/back and inner wing-panel above.
Give a 4 year old a box of crayons and ask them to colour a bird and this is the type of thing you would probably get.

Merops apiaster

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