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22 mai 2019

Quelques guêpiers africains

Merops oreobates
Un résumé des guêpiers que j'ai eu la chance de photographier lors de mes 3 voyages en Afrique en ce début d'année 2019: Ouganda, Botswana et Kenya.
L'espèce phare ici étant le Guêpier montagnard, plus loin ci-dessous.

Here are the few bee-eater species I was lucky to photograph so far this year in Africa during my 3 trips: Uganda, Kenya and Botswana
The flagship species here is the Cinnamon-chested bee-eater.

Merops albicollis
UGANDA, botanical gardens of Entebbe

Guêpier à gorge blanche - White-throated bee-eater

Les mêmes au KENYA, Baringo:
The same species at Baringo, KENYA

Merops oreobates 
Bwindi impenetrable forest, UGANDA

Guêpier montagnard
Sous le collier noir, le poitrail est marron-chataigne
Il vit entre 1800 et 2300 m d'altitude

Cinnamon-chested bee-eater
The species is found in altitude between 1800 and 2300 m

Merops pusillus
Mabamba Swamps, UGANDA

Guêpier nain - Little bee-eater

Merops persicus
KENYA, Baringo

Guêpier de Perse - Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Merops nubicus 
Baringo, KENYA

Guêpier écarlate
La tête et la gorge sont turquoises alors que le guêpier carmin n'a que le dessus de la tête turquoise.

Northern Carmine bee-eater
The whole head is turquoise unlike the Southern carmine which has only the top of the head turquoise.

Avec un Martin chasseur du Sénégal
With a Woodland Kingfisher
(Halcyon senegalensis)

Merops hirundineus

Guêpier à queue d'aronde - Swallow-tailed bee-eater

21 commentaires :

  1. Hi Noushka.

    They are beautiful birds.
    So beautiful in color.
    You have made beautiful pictures.

    Greeting from Patricia.

  2. So many different Bee-eater species, Carine - and every one fabulous! I'd love to see any one of these, but am unlikely to - so I'm very much appreciative of your wonderful images. Thank you!!

    With my very best wishes - - - Richard

  3. Dearest Noushka,
    That is the most exotic looking elegant bird! Especially the Cinnamon-chested bee eater!
    Thanks for sharing these beauties that you captured.

  4. Hello Noushka,
    Fantastic pictures. Amazing how you've photograph these wonderful birds.
    Wonderful colors and so funny to see the three in a raw.

    Greetings, Marco

  5. Now, THIS made my morning cup of coffee MUCH better! Incredible photographic series of such a beautiful species! I really like seeing one with its dragonfly snack.

    Nature provides so much variety for us to enjoy and outstanding photographers such as you, Noushka, bring it to us personally so we don't have to worry about all that traveling!

    Gini and I hope your day is glorious!

  6. They are such beautiful birds. You have taken some fantastic pictures of them.

  7. Thanks for sharing the absolutely beautiful photos. The photographs are all amazing. The different colors and markings of each bird is wonderful. Have a great rest of your day.
    World of Animals

  8. Dingue dingue dingue toutes ces espèces plus belles les unes que les autres !
    je n'imaginais pas autant de variétés de guêpiers
    Merci pour ces superbes photos

  9. Bonsoir Carine,
    Ils sont plus beaux les uns que les autres! Mais le plus surprenant est l'écarlate.
    Ils ont tous le même comportement et sont des artistes du ravitaillement en vol.
    Les photos des trios sont magnifiques!
    Bonne fin de semaine

  10. Hi Noushka,
    Superb images of the various Bee-eaters, they really are variable in colour and so beautiful.
    All the best, John

  11. WoW, j'ai aperçu leurs cousins d'Europe la semaine dernière, une espèce toujours très colorée voir cette sublime galerie !

  12. Hi Noushka,
    What a wonderful array of Bee-eaters, they are such colourful birds.
    Super set of images that show the different birds colours and distinguishing features.
    All the best, John

  13. Coucou Noushka, un, puis deux, puis trois ces photos sont géniales. Des différences de couleurs mais quel bonheur de les voir.
    Merci pour ce partage. Bisous tout plein de chatou

  14. Una maravilloso resumen de esta maravilla de Abejarucos.. Aunque los nuestros no se quedan atrás en belleza y colores.. Un fuerte abrazo..

  15. Wow, amazing al these bee-eaters. Superbe. Colourful. Les guêpiers à gorge blanches sont particulièrement belles.


  16. Hello Carine, oh an oh what beauty these birds. The colours are so spectacular. Hope one day to see them as well.
    Your photos are as usual amazing.
    Warm regards,

  17. I always love it when you post photos of the vibrant bee-eaters, Noushka.. I've never seen one in real life, but they are among my most favorite birds. thank you for sharing these exquisite photos. The trios with one bee-eater catching an insects are amazing!

  18. Hi Noushka,
    I didn't know there are so many different bee-eaters; and all so beautifully coloured.
    Such a joy to watch your superb pictures.

    Best regards, Corrie

  19. What an amazing set of photos of what most be one of the most beautiful species. Congrats On your winning photo 'Wattled Cranes at heart'.
    We will be in the RSA for a month in October/November so I am already getting excited. Hope that all is well with you. I am so busy in the garden and the house at present I am not getting much time at the computer !! Warm hugs Diane

  20. Hi Noushka,
    What of great series of pictures of bee-eaters. A few of the species I have seen during trips in Africa, but I did not know there are so many different kinds. It really is a collection worth looking at. Well done!
    Greetings, Kees

  21. Merci beaucoup, chere Noushka, pour ces superbes photos. Amitiés despuis Asturias.


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