03 September 2011

Red Bearded Bee Eater (Nyctyornis amictus) - Male

The Red-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis amictus is a large species of bee-eater found in the Indo-Malayan subregion of South-east Asia. This species is found in openings in patches of dense forest.

Like other bee-eaters, they are colourful birds with long tails, long decurved beaks and pointed wings. They are large bee-eaters, predominantly green, with a red colouration to face that extends on to the slightly hanging throat feathers to form the “beard”.

They predominantly eat insects, especially beeswasps and hornets, which are caught in flight from perches concealed in foliage.
                                                                                         Loc - Selangor malaysia August 2011

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