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Feeding time...

Coracias caudata


I've been in Dubai and Basra, Iraq for the past 6 weeks (Retirement didn't last long :) ) but prior to my departure, the birds were incubating at least 2 eggs. On my return home 3 days ago, one well-grown chick was calling for food.......below, the exquisite blues of the adult's tail and outer wing feathers. Bottom is the chick - not far off from leaving the nest.

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Taken on November 25, 2012