22 July, 2009

Red-Bearded Bee-Eater

19 July 2009, Kemensah, Selangor




Trekking back down the hill we heard the familiar sound of a bee-eater. Looking up we saw the bird but couldn’t make out exactly what it was because of the back light. Took one shot and out popped a blurry image of a Bearded Bee-Eater on the screen.

The first few shots were terrible and we were disappointed to see the bird fly away and were left without any decent photo. We decided to wait knowing the behaviour of a bee-eater. We were given a second chance when she came back to the same tree. Phew..

A juvenile Red-Bearded Bee-Eater (Nyctyornis amictus): local name Berek-berek Janggut Merah . She’s almost entirely green and lacks the red colour at the throat.