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Rainbow bee-eater        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Like all bee-eaters, rainbow bee-eaters are active, colorful slender birds that feed on flying insects -- including bees and wasps.   These were in Pioneer Cemetary in Cairns, Queensland and near Darwin in the Northern Territory.

  • Canon 40D or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens or 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X extender, fill-in flash (2009, 2015, 2016)