RAINBOW BEE-EATER FACTS
The Rainbow Bee-eater is a brightly coloured bird with long curved bill and long tail streamers. Head is golden with black eye stripe and body is mostly green and blue. The bee-eater is a fast flier that flits around after insects.
25cm to tip of tail
open forests, woodlands and shrublands
catches insects on the wing, mainly bees and wasps, also dragonflies, beetles, butterflies and moths
Nests in sandy bank with long tunnel leading to a nesting chamber lined with grasses. Lays 4-8 eggs.
mainland Australia, as well as eastern Indonesia, New Guinea
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Rainbow Bee-eater|