Blue-tailed Bee-eater landing on a perch

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Ng Kiah Hwa a.k.a. hawkeyes is sharing with us sequential shots of the Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) landing on a perch taken in Penang, Malaysia on 14th December 2008. The image above shows the bird approaching the landing spot.

The above images, from top left and clockwise: Slowing down and preparing to land; touch down; retracting its landing gears; and a successful landing.

This post is a cooperative effort between and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.

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