Several views of a bird perched on different branches.

Several views of a bird perched on different branches.
Species: Blue-tailed Bee-eater   Merops philippinus
Author: Eldert Groenewoud
Friday, October 24, 2008
Added to IBC: 26 Feb 2009 - 10:03
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Altitude (m): 
683 meters


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Eldert Groenewoud, IBC1168771. Accessible at

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Eldert Groenewoud, IBC1168771. Video of Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus at Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. Accessible at

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