Chestnut-headed Bee-eater – prey

The above is a Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti leschenaultia) with a male Striped Albatross butterfly (Appias libythea).

The above is another Chestnut-headed Bee-eater possibly with the Asian Honey Bee (Apis indica).

Both were branch swiped before eating; butterfly eaten with wings.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Limestone hills at city fringe with secondary growth

Date: 12th November 2020

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

 

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