These grow to be 19-24cm (max 28cm) in length, including the elongated tail feathers. They are a common species and can be found during the summer in forested areas in most of southern Australia except Tasmania. During the winter they migrate north into northern Australia, New Guinea and some of the southern islands of Indonesia. Their habitat includes open woodlands, beaches, dunes, cliffs, mangroves, woodlands and they often visit parks and private gardens. Like all bee-eaters, they are very social birds. When they are not breeding they roost together in large groups in dense undergrowth or large trees and are ground nesting birds. The female digs a burrow by balancing on its wings and feet, and digs with its bill. They mostly eat flying insects, but, as their name implies, they have a real taste for bees.
Helen Ansell Rectangle Canvas Prints are available to purchase either stretched (gallery wrapped, ready to hang on the wall) or unstretched (with 9cm white border) ready for you to frame yourself.
- Small – 40 x 60cm
- Medium – 60 x 90cm
- Large – 80 x 120cm
Helen Ansell fine art prints are proudly printed in Australia.
*Please allow up to 14 business days for your purchase to be posted. Because each print is made to order just for you, we require time to print and post your beautiful Australian fine art print.
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