Rainbow Bee-eater

Merops ornatus

Order

CORACIIFORMES

Family

Bee-eaters (Meropidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

MERORN

ITIS

HEAD

Rainbow Bee-eater Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Red
  • Head pattern: Masked, Striped
  • Crown Color: Golden yellow.
  • Forehead Color: Green
  • Nape Color: Green
  • Throat Color: Golden yellow with thick black stripe.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Rainbow Bee-eater Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
  • Weight: 20-34 g (0.7-1.2 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Green, Blue
  • Underparts: Blue-green
  • Upperparts: Blue, Green
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Rainbow Bee-eater Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-33 cm (12-13 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Unique Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Blue
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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