Although the Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) is described as being a common bird in the guide books, I always get excited when I see them. Maybe its because I really dont see them that often!
These birds were (more or less) the only ones I saw this summer past, and the only ones I was able to take pictures of.
They have a distinctive triangle shape to their wings in flight, and are wonderfully bright. I saw these birds in the Mallee on a very hot day. One of the things I like about these pictures in that they show a bee-eater eating bees!
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