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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti leschenaulti   - Immature
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 2 June 2017
English synonyms:Bay-headed Bee-eater
Bird Family :Meropidae - Bee-eaters
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Note that the copper-bay cap is confined to the crown initially and the mantel and forehead (green) get this colour change last (observation from numerous immature birds). The gorget appears early. Note wing changes and brown-red iris in immature.
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