Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Munro
Wild Watch Australia guiding service
RAINBOW BEE-EATER: Merops oranatus
Often heard and seen above the tropical rainforest canopy in Australia.
A gorgeous bird of green, blue, rufous, and cream with black eye streaks and two small tail shafts.
They head down south to breed in the summer, and are thus more common in the tropical north in the dry season.
They can be seen on the banks of the upper Daintree river, and in various open areas often perched on dead trees or wires.
Script: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist GuideRETURN TO BIRD INDEX
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