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Rainbow Bee-eater

Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 36312)
Photographed byGraham Cam on Sun 4th Nov, 2018 and uploaded on Sun 18th Aug, 2019 .
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ID36312
Comment‘Landed’: This photo is the first in a series of three depicting the posture adopted by male rainbow bee-eaters when excavating their nesting burrows. I have waited just over two decades to observe this behaviour a second time and capture these images, which I now share with you. This adult male bird landed close to my sand dune hide along with other males spread along a remote track flanking a billabong. There were no active burrows and the males were commencing their digging behaviours.
EquipmentNikon D850; Nikkor 600 FL; tripod; transportable hide. Processed using the latest versions of neat Image, LR CC and PS CC.
LocationWilcannia, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, adult
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