Monday, 19 March 2012

Rainbow birds

Rainbow bee-eater are a visitor to Australia from the Islands to the North of our continent. These are members of the bird of Paradise. We only have a couple of these birds that reach our country. The Rainbow bee-eater is a colourful bird of around 23 cm in length. The Rainbow bee-eater has an orange crest upon its head a black stripe that cuts through its eyes and an additional black band around its neck. The rest of the bird has an orange colour that fades to a light lime green and from there extends to become and emerald colour, that proceeds to become a black on the tail. On the tail there are two protruding pins these are much longer in the male.

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