I love painting these birds - I just love the colours of their feathers. Everything just worked with this one and I am really happy how the final painting turned out.
An interesting fact about these birds is that their favourite insects to eat are bees and they will rub the bee against their perch to remove the stinger even though they are immune to the bees sting.
Rainbow Bee - Eater measures 6 x 8 inches and is painted on Raymar's Feather Lite Smooth Portrait Cotton 1/16" panel.
Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo.