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Cosmic clouds in the Heart Nebula  sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula’s newborn star cluster, Melotte 15

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Cosmic clouds in the Heart Nebula sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula’s newborn star cluster, Melotte 15

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Red-bearded Bee-eater 
The Red-bearded Bee-eater is a beautiful Asian bee-eater up to 34 cm long, scientifically named Nyctyornis amictus (Coraciiformes - Meropidae), and found in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
This species, along with the other which comprises the genus (Nyctyornis athertoni), are the most primitive extant forms in the Meropidae Family, probably originated in southeast Asian forest.
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Henry Koh
Locality: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand

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Red-bearded Bee-eater 

The Red-bearded Bee-eater is a beautiful Asian bee-eater up to 34 cm long, scientifically named Nyctyornis amictus (Coraciiformes - Meropidae), and found in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.

This species, along with the other which comprises the genus (Nyctyornis athertoni), are the most primitive extant forms in the Meropidae Family, probably originated in southeast Asian forest.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Henry Koh

Locality: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand