Bird on a wire spreading its tail feathers before taking off

Bird on a wire spreading its tail feathers before taking off
Species: Asian Green Bee-eater   Merops orientalis
Subspecies: ceylonicus
Author: Lutz Duerselen
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Added to IBC: 13 May 2018 - 19:42
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Altitude (m): 
16 meters
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Lutz Duerselen, IBC1492301. Accessible at

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Lutz Duerselen, IBC1492301. Photo of Asian Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis at Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka. Accessible at

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