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kittykat23uk

@Galana, you are a big tease with all these beauties! 

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TonyQ

@Galana a wonderful collection 

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Galana
4 hours ago, kittykat23uk said:

@Galana, you are a big tease with all these beauties! 

Well I tried to be gentle by not showing any of the usual suspects! All the Uganda ones are sitting there waiting for your arrival.

 

Thanks all. But they are not all from this year.

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Soukous

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Corbett Tiger Reserve, India

 

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Green Bee-eaters

Corbett Tiger Reserve, India

 

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Soukous

Not a Bee-eater, but still a gem

sorry, wrong thread - now deleted

 

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Galana

Another day so here are some more.

First, the two Carmine species.

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Northern Carmine. Selous reserve. Tanzania.

 

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Southern Carmine. Kwando River, Mudumu National Park,  Namibia.

 

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Little BeeEaters.  Mudumu National Park,  Namibia.

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Little BeeEaters. The Gambia.

 

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White-fronted BeeEater.  Mudumu National Park,  Namibia.

 

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Blue-cheeked BeeEater. Mazambala, Namibia.

 

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Madagascar BeeEater. Kunene River Lodge, Namibia.

 

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Swallow-tailed BeeEaters, The Gambia.

 

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Soukous

It seems we all have a vast collection of Bee-eater photos. It is understandable as they are gorgeous birds

 

White-fronted Bee-eater

Linyanti, Botswana

 

White-fronted Bee-eater

 

White-fronted Bee-eater

 

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Soukous

Boehm's Bee-eater

Majete, Malawi

 

Boehm's Bee-eater

 

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Little Bee-eater

South Luangwa, Zambia

 

Little Bee-eater

 

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Peter Connan

Stunning shots of stunning birds!

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TonyQ

Amazing birds, beautiful photos 

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Kitsafari

such cool images of beautiful bee-eaters!

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Dave Williams

 I think they have all been posted already in this thread...this is to test your memory and see if you can put a name to them all!2049860118_File11.jpg.a5efe7f9149e80c9b2e99fcbf343562a.jpg474027214_File10.jpg.040bd80cc0062362cc4ad7205c621a36.jpg1221944125_File9.jpg.4f0b5c5be3c67e6f1c441b467a7df048.jpg1461507740_File8.jpg.a817ee358c6a5190c7a1f3054cc5e81f.jpg2110732846_File7.jpg.289bbc667a9ead8e9e45b2e530724ecc.jpg1656827515_File6.jpg.9085c973456641b8c6a1efdbb464f3c5.jpg16161396_File5.jpg.5ddfc96f456e56f275aca7cbc1518942.jpg1649919324_File4.jpg.03109eb0dac42f728b69c4d1a7aff33b.jpg1607121293_File3.jpg.8bcfa3cfc984c7eaa47ade50bf9f7cce.jpg188288933_File2.jpg.1fbf01c67f0273ec42bca62da892b807.jpg1948573840_File1.jpg.d6ee76df78e52d74a916dc6446171aa3.jpg

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Peter Connan

Lovely shots! Think I know about 4 of them...

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Dave Williams

@Peter ConnanYou should be able to see 5.5 of them in SA Peter! The shots were taken in The Gambia,SA,Namibia and Sri Lanka. If anyone wants the answers they are on my Flickr page right now

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Peter Connan

Well, without resorting to your Flickr page, my guess is:

1) Carmine (but don't ask me if it's Northern or Southern)

3) Little

4 and 8) Blue-cheeked

9) European

11) White-fronted

Don't know about the rest (although I know I have seen a few of the others on the forum), but I do notice that there are 10 Bee-eaters in Birdlife SA's list, but only six in my book...

 

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2 hours ago, Peter Connan said:

Well, without resorting to your Flickr page, my guess is:

1) Carmine (but don't ask me if it's Northern or Southern)

3) Little

4 and 8) Blue-cheeked

9) European

11) White-fronted

Don't know about the rest (although I know I have seen a few of the others on the forum), but I do notice that there are 10 Bee-eaters in Birdlife SA's list, but only six in my book...

 

2 is Red-throated (Gambia) 

5) is White-throated (Gambia)

6) Green( Sri Lanka but also seen in Gambia)

7) Chestnut-headed (Sri Lanka)

8) isn't Blue-cheeked, it's Blue-tailed (Sri Lanka)

10) Swallow-tailed (Namibia)

 

The Swallow -tailed is on the South African list, the 0.5 is the Carmine. Mine is a Northern Carmine seen in The Gambia. 

My shot of the Blue-cheeked is a rather poor example as it's cheeks are not very blue, I'd have missed that one for sure!

 

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Peter Connan

Thanks @Dave Williams. Hmmm. I have seen and even photographed Swallow-tails, but I expect them to look very different to that!

 

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This one was taken in the Kgalagadi.

I assume yours must be a juvenile?

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Dave Williams

Yes Peter, a juvenile. Tricky little birds at times aren't they!

 

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