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    Bee Eater?

    Took this shot yesterday morning in the hills above Gordons Bay,Western Cape,knowing very little about birds I wondered if it was a type of Bee eater? Thank you in advance for any replies, Neil

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    Re: Bee Eater?

    Not a bee eater, a sunbird (old world equivalent of a hummingbird). Looks like a female, but I'll need to go to the books to tell you which species.

    Nice sharp image - not easy birds to capture.
    Last edited by davidedric; 21st May 2013 at 08:06 AM.

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    Re: Bee Eater?

    Thanks for that reply Dave,I have an application on my ipod for birds of South Africa and couldn't find a bee eater that looked like the photo but now that you have told me it is a Sunbird it looks like its a Copper Sunbird.cheers, Neil

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    Re: Bee Eater?

    Hi Neil!Very good attempt. This bird is a Sunbird.This bird is very restless and very difficult to capture on camera.Here is my pic of sunbird.http://500px.com/photo/32597153 and this is Green Bee Eater.http://500px.com/photo/21958555
    Last edited by pinakibaidya; 24th May 2013 at 04:19 PM.

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    Re: Bee Eater?

    Excellent capture and the long orientation works quite well here. Nice to see different crop styles.

    Pinaki - those are 2 excellent shots. Need to study you pages there later.

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