Beauty of Indian Forest

Beauty of Indian Forest
Buxa Tiger Reserve Landscape, Duaars West Bengal

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Other Than Wetlan #3

Last friday was a good sunny day after a long time in Bangalore. I visited back side of Banerghatta open forest (Shivanahalli) and got some Green Bee Eater. Here some zoological information on Bee Eater.

Green bee-eaters also reach in color like other Bee Eaters. It is about 9 inches (16–18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes are not visually distinguishable. The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back are tinged with golden rufous. The flight feathers are rufous washed with green and tipped with blackish. A fine black line runs in front of and behind the eye. The iris is crimson and the bill is black while the legs are dark grey. The feet are weak with the three toes joined at the base. The wings are green and the beak is black. The elongated tail feathers are absent in juveniles.

Both the above image taken with camera: Camera: Nikon D70s Lens: Nikkor 300/F4 IF-ED AF-S + 14E-II TC with Manfrotto Camera support.

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