Male bird with large Robber Fly about to enter nest to feed young.

Rainbow Bee-eater with Robber Fly
Male bird with large Robber Fly about to enter nest to feed young.
Species: Rainbow Bee-eater   Merops ornatus
Author: Bill Belson
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Added to IBC: 11 Feb 2016 - 08:34
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Altitude (m): 
19 meters
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Bill Belson, IBC1110997. Accessible at

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Bill Belson, IBC1110997. Photo of Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus at Geraldton, Australia. Accessible at

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