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Merops ornatus

2 Rainbow Bee-eater at suppressed

Merops ornatus at suppressed - 29 Oct 2019
Merops ornatus at suppressed - 29 Oct 2019
Merops ornatus at suppressed - 29 Oct 2019
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Identification history

Merops ornatus 31 Oct 2019 Illilanga
Merops ornatus 30 Oct 2019 RodDeb

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one was seen flying into a nearby bank of dirt and disappeared for a short time

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Delta bicinctum (Potter wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock Appias paulina (Yellow albatross) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock Elseyornis melanops (Black-fronted Dotterel) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2020 by RodDeb Austrogomphus cornutus (Unicorn Hunter) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2020 by RodDeb Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Jul 2020 by RodDeb Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Jul 2020 by RodDeb Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Apr 2020 by RodDeb Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Apr 2020 by RodDeb Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Apr 2020 by RodDeb Solanum chenopodioides (Whitetip Nightshade) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock Danaus petilia (Lesser wanderer) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock Pseudopenthes fenestrata (Window-winged bee fly) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 1 Mar 2020 by RodDeb Melanodryas cucullata (Hooded Robin) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Feb 2020 by Liam.m Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Jan 2020 by RodDeb Colepia ingloria (A robber fly) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Jan 2020 by RodDeb Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-eater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Dec 2019 by RodDeb Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2019 by RodDeb Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 29 Oct 2019 by RodDeb Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 29 Oct 2019 by RodDeb Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 3 Oct 2019 by Marthijn Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 9 Jul 2019 by RodDeb Ptilotula penicillatus (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 9 Jul 2019 by RodDeb Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 13 Apr 2019 by michaelb Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 13 Apr 2019 by michaelb Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 19 Mar 2019 by KumikoCallaway Ptilotula fuscus (Fuscous Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 19 Mar 2019 by KumikoCallaway Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2018 by KumikoCallaway Ptilotula penicillatus (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 26 Oct 2018 by JohnBundock Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 26 Oct 2018 by JohnBundock Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Carduus tenuiflorus (Winged Slender Thistle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Phytoecia coerulescens (Paterson's curse stem beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Aethina sp. (genus) (Sap beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Echium vulgare (Vipers Bugloss) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 12 Jul 2018 by RodDeb Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 12 Jul 2018 by RodDeb Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Apr 2018 by YumiCallaway Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Mar 2017 by RodDeb Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Jan 2017 by michaelb Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017 by michaelb Saponaria officinalis (Soapwort) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017 by michaelb Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2016 by michaelb Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb Anoplognathus porosus (Porosus Christmas beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2016 by michaelb Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Jun 2015 by michaelb Dichanthium sericeum (Queensland Blue-grass) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 17 Feb 2015 by michaelb Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Sep 2014 by michaelb Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 10 Feb 2014 by michaelb Dichanthium sericeum (Queensland Blue-grass) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 17 Dec 2009 by michaelb Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Mar 2007 by michaelb Dichelachne sieberiana (Delicate Plume Grass) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 24 Jan 2007 by michaelb Dichelachne sieberiana (Delicate Plume Grass) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2005 by michaelb Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Mar 2004 by michaelb
Delta bicinctum (Potter wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock
Appias paulina (Yellow albatross) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock
Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock
Elseyornis melanops (Black-fronted Dotterel) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Austrogomphus cornutus (Unicorn Hunter) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Jul 2020 by RodDeb
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Jul 2020 by RodDeb
Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Apr 2020 by RodDeb
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Apr 2020 by RodDeb
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Apr 2020 by RodDeb
Solanum chenopodioides (Whitetip Nightshade) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock
Danaus petilia (Lesser wanderer) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock
Pseudopenthes fenestrata (Window-winged bee fly) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2020 by RodDeb
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 1 Mar 2020 by RodDeb
Melanodryas cucullata (Hooded Robin) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Feb 2020 by Liam.m
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Jan 2020 by RodDeb
Colepia ingloria (A robber fly) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Jan 2020 by RodDeb
Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-eater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Dec 2019 by RodDeb
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2019 by RodDeb
Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 29 Oct 2019 by RodDeb
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 29 Oct 2019 by RodDeb
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 3 Oct 2019 by Marthijn
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 7 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 9 Jul 2019 by RodDeb
Ptilotula penicillatus (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 9 Jul 2019 by RodDeb
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 13 Apr 2019 by michaelb
Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 13 Apr 2019 by michaelb
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 19 Mar 2019 by KumikoCallaway
Ptilotula fuscus (Fuscous Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 19 Mar 2019 by KumikoCallaway
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2018 by KumikoCallaway
Ptilotula penicillatus (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 26 Oct 2018 by JohnBundock
Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 26 Oct 2018 by JohnBundock
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Carduus tenuiflorus (Winged Slender Thistle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Phytoecia coerulescens (Paterson's curse stem beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Aethina sp. (genus) (Sap beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Echium vulgare (Vipers Bugloss) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 22 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 12 Jul 2018 by RodDeb
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 12 Jul 2018 by RodDeb
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Apr 2018 by YumiCallaway
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Mar 2017 by RodDeb
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Saponaria officinalis (Soapwort) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 4 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Anoplognathus porosus (Porosus Christmas beetle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 27 Jun 2015 by michaelb
Dichanthium sericeum (Queensland Blue-grass) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 17 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 6 Sep 2014 by michaelb
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 10 Feb 2014 by michaelb
Dichanthium sericeum (Queensland Blue-grass) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 17 Dec 2009 by michaelb
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 21 Mar 2007 by michaelb
Dichelachne sieberiana (Delicate Plume Grass) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 24 Jan 2007 by michaelb
Dichelachne sieberiana (Delicate Plume Grass) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2005 by michaelb
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 15 Mar 2004 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 6 Abundance
  • 29 Oct 2019 11:54 AM Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site
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