Distribution

blue edges o f two central tail feathers are elongated. .Some closely related motmots have racket-tipped tails worn tail tip (usually square-ended)

Family M,.:ROp|DA

Species Xvrtyoriiis amictus

large head short, rounded i wings

Juvenile

I his forest-dwelling bee-eater has a downeurved bill, rounded wings, and loose, sliaggv-looking, red feathers on its throat and forehead. It occurs singly or in pairs in the upper and middle foliage of forest and at the forest edge. Here it hunts insects from a perch. It has a chuckling call.

• NEST A burrow in a sand or earth bank beside a forest stream.

• DISTRIBUTION S. Thailand, DISTRIBUTION Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo.

Plumage Scx„ a|ikc

Habitai m ft*

Migration Non.mifimnI

large head short, rounded i wings

Juvenile

Red-bearded Bee-eater

Family MEROPIDAK

Species i imps a/bico/lis

black-and-white striped head and throat

wings black-and-white striped head and throat

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