Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)  Mutitjulu Waterhole Uluru NT
Canon EOS 40D Lens 100-400mm L IS USM at 400 mm ISO 500 F9.0 1/1600  fill flash 5 October 2009

Taken from the viewing platform at Mutitjulu Waterhole Uluru NT as Rainbow Bee-eaters used this perch adjacent to the waterhole prior to hawking for insects. This particular Bee-eater was obviously eyeing a potential target. Mutitjulu Waterhole Uluru NT is major feature of Uluru and is situated at the base of the rock itself your will be able to see this situation at : http://www.upfromaustralia.com/mutwatatul.html.
While Birds in Backyards have a fact sheet on the Rainbow Bee-eater at :
http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Merops-ornatus
I know some will wonder at my choice of background, well sorry folks, that is Uluru itself as backdrop and I wasn't about to try and shift the monolith itself !!Wink See some facts on both Uluru and Kata Tjuta  on Outback Australia Travel Guide website at:
http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/ayers-rock-facts.html

No wonder this place is sacred to our aboriginal people, when  there you  get an all pervading mystical feeling about the place and we really only have been here 200+ years !!