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Rainbow Bee-eater

Merops ornatus Latham, 1801

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Krzysztof Deoniziak 2015-08-11 Cairns, Queensland, Queensland (Australia) (0 m) call -

habitat: urban park

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

269933
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Marc Anderson 2014-10-11 Wyperfeld National Park (near Yaapeet), Victoria, Victoria (Australia) (80 m) flight call - [sono] 200314
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Greg McLachlan 2017-06-12 Maleny, Sunshine Coast Regional, Queensland, Queensland (Australia) (420 m) call, song -

Various calls of perched and flying bird.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

377149
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Marc Anderson 2012-10-10 Kakadu National Park (near Kakadu), Northern Territory, Northern Territory (Australia) (80 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

142499
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Marc Anderson 2012-10-27 Mount Bundey, Northern Territory, Northern Territory (Australia) (20 m) call, flight call -

Large flock flying at dusk

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

172302
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Krzysztof Deoniziak 2015-08-18 Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetland Reserve, Queensland, Queensland (Australia) (420 m) call -

Bird calling from a tree.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

270443
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Marc Anderson 2018-08-28 Artemis Station, Queensland, Cook (Australia) (110 m) flight call -

bird-seen:no

434287
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus nick talbot 2017-01-04 Seal Rocks, Great Lakes Council, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (20 m) call -

Several birds calling from trees on a headland

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368119
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Marc Anderson 2015-10-15 Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, Queensland, Queensland (Australia) (200 m) call -

bird-seen:no

287061
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Mike Nelson 2014-10-09 Pantar Island, near Bagang, Pantar (Indonesia) (80 m) call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

204620
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Pamela C. Rasmussen 11 Aug 2009 Papua New Guinea: Enga Province; near Kama Village (-5.62, 143.92) , Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea) (1560 m) call - quality: good 3633
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Mike Nelson 2014-10-09 Pantar Island, near Bagang, Pantar (Indonesia) (80 m) call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

204616
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-05-22 Sewage Treatment Plant, Exmouth, Western Australia (Australia) (5 m) calls (B) - Bird perching on a fence, hawking insects. Slowly moving around perimeter of sewage ponds. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat mic, sound devices 702 107965
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Mike Nelson 2014-10-09 Pantar Island, near Bagang, Pantar (Indonesia) (80 m) call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

204618
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Matthias Feuersenger 2012-05-22 Sewage Treatment Plant, Exmouth, Western Australia (Australia) (5 m) calls (B) - Same individual as XC 107965. Bird perching on a fence, hawking insects. Slowly moving around perimeter of sewage ponds. Recording equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Stereo Dat mic, sound devices 702 107966
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Phil Gregory 2013-06-22 Mareeba, Queensland, Queensland (Australia) (500 m) alarm call, juvenile -

A long-fledged juv calling loudly, an agitation call which increased in volume as I got nearer, with an adult nearby

bird-seen:yes

139529
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Mike Nelson 2014-10-09 Pantar Island, near Bagang, Pantar (Indonesia) (80 m) call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

204622
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Filip Verbelen 4 Aug 1993 Indonesia: Halmahera; Kali Batu Putih (0.93, 127.56) , Indonesia (Indonesia) call - quality: good 8951
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus nick talbot 2016-12-26 Fingal Head, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (0 m) call -

Two birds calling from a dead tree.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

351651
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Marc Anderson 2013-10-16 Genowlan Rd, Glen Alice, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (320 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

151604
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Marc Anderson 2019-09-01 Weda, Central Halmahera, North Maluku, Halmahera (Indonesia) (80 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

497731
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus John V. Moore 1996-08-02 Pacific Adventist University sewage ponds, National Capital Province, Central (Papua New Guinea) (40 m) flight call -

Group. Reference: NG1: 35:30-35:59

playback-used:no

279276
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus nick talbot 2014-02-24 Little River, Victoria, Victoria (Australia) (70 m) call -

A flock of birds calling, some perching others in flight.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

188677
xeno-canto.org
Rainbow Bee-eater - Merops ornatus Mike Nelson 2015-06-16 Sumba - forest patch km 51, Sumba (Indonesia) (650 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

292246
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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