Part 1 on courtship and mating; Part 2 on nest excavation and Part 3 on feeding the chicks have already been posted earlier. The current post on the continuing saga of the Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis), documented by Jason Cho, shows the flight sequence in slow motion, giving details of the flight action as the bird flies in from its perch to its nest in the ground to deliver food to the chicks.
Note the striking, colourful plumage; the long, fairly broad and pointed wings with a dark band along the trailing edge; and the tail of 12 feathers with the central pair elongated into short streamers.
All images by Jason Cho.
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