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#1 Greenbird

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:55 AM

The picture was forwarded to me by a friend and we are wondering what it is. We don't know exactly where the picture was taken, but somewhere in the USA.

 

http://www.whatbird....ture205424.aspx 

 

 



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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:48 PM

It wasn't taken in the USA, unless it was taken in a zoo. This is a Little Bee-Eater from Africa.


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:39 PM

Wow! It is indeed a bee-eater. From the green breast, and looking at pictures on the internet, I'm thinking it might be a Rainbow Bee-Eater. All the Little Bee-Eaters seem to have a yellow breast. They are a very beautiful family of birds. Can you provide more information? I don't know much about them.

http://en.wikipedia....inbow_Bee-eater

http://www.google.co...iw=1883&bih=989

 



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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:48 PM

I thought so too, but I had thought the Rainbow Bee-Eaters had blue breasts. I think the Rainbow Bee-Eaters are more common too.


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:53 PM

I found a bird that's very similar to the one in your photo, and it's a European Bee Eater.

http://www.flickr.co...de/4538483535/

One of our users, Danielle, actually had your posted photo as her avatar. You may want to ask her.



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Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:10 PM

How can I find her?

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:45 PM

Greenbird,

The photo of the bird you posted is a Rainbow-bee eater. Note the green on the breast.



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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:44 PM

Hey Danielle,

Did you notice that you were mentioned above? Have you seen this picture before?



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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:26 PM

Greenbird:

Hey Danielle,

 Have you seen this picture before?

Yes, I've seen the picture before. I once had it as my user pic on whatbird.






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