Rainbow Bee-Eater with Bee

Freshly caught and about to be eaten.

This was a shot from the other day, as I didn't do any birding today.

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 15th June 2008, This photo: 2:45pm

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  • teejaybee said:
    Nice! Have you noticed how unusual their flight is?
    I see a pair of them (the only ones I have seen down here) at a certain jobsite I visit... they actually look like rainbows flying around. Amazing :)
  • David de Groot said:
    I have indeed. They have this fixed wing swooping action that's quite distinctive. :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    oh wow, that's sooooooo neat :D super duper shot :)
    Flying rainbows...awesome :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) I've got about 4 of him with the insect and then the shot after this, the insect is gone.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    in this shot is the bee resting on the birds beak or has the birdie already got it between its jaws?
  • David de Groot said:
    Good question, the previous three shots it was definitely in it's beak, the shot after this it was gone. Did it fly away ? Did it fall off ? or was it eaten ? Questions I don't have the answer to I'm afraid, and the bird isn't talking...
  • -Gadabout- said:
    lol, yeah i think that bird isn't speaking because the bee stung it on the way down its gullet :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, that'd be it for sure! ;-)