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Modified 17-Nov-14
Created 17-Nov-14
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Perhaps unexpectedly Australia has only a single species of bee-eater, the Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus). A delightfully colourful bird. For me a reminder of youthful visits to Spain when hundreds of similar bee-eater lined the railway lines.

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett 00060

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 01-10-2014 © Paul BartlettDSC06839w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @  Port Douglas, Queensland 01-10-2014 © Paul BartlettDSC06839w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC06994w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC06994w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC06996w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC06996w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07001w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07001w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07003w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07003w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07006w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07006w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) pair @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07009w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) pair @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07009w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) pair @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07010w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) pair @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07010w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07013w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07013w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07016w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @  Port Douglas, Queensland 02-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07016w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07279w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07279w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) Pair @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul BartlettDSC07297w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) Pair @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul BartlettDSC07297w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07299w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07299w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07301w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07301w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07315w

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) @ Cairns, Queensland 06-10-2014 © Paul Bartlett DSC07315w

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