long decurved bill; tail with two thin extensions (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Rainbow Bee-eater
Merops ornatus

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: a lovely bee-eater that does indeed specialize on feeding on bees.

ventral view; yellow throat bordered by black band (Australia; 2006-06-20)

rusty crown; greenish upperparts; bluish vent area (Australia; 2006-06-20)

overall quite a lovely bird (Australia; 2006-06-20)