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European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

Description:

Bee-eaters are gregarious, nesting colonially in sandy banks, preferably near river shores, usually at the beginning of May. They make a relatively long tunnel in which the 5 to 8, spherical white eggs are laid around the beginning of June. Both the male and the female take care of the eggs, which are brooded for about 3 weeks. These birds also feed and roost communally.



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Edith
Edith 2 years ago
European Be-eater
European Bee-eater

53 Comments (1–25)

Sukaina
Sukaina a year ago

I love this bird so much...
It is a Winter visitor to my region, wish to have any luck to see it.
.....
great capture!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Great spotting all the way... This pose is grabbed after very much hard efforts by following these little cuties... Right Honor for this most spectacular Eurasian Little Bird. Congrats Tatiyana...!!

KarenL
KarenL a year ago

Congratulations Tat'yana, this spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3133882...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Fantastic capture! Congratulations!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu a year ago

My compliments! Great posture!:)

cecihelper1
cecihelper1 a year ago

Cngratulations, Tat'yana! Great spotting!

Oh wow Congratulation well deserve Tat'yana !
Extraordinary shot

Hugo Contreras
Hugo Contreras a year ago

felicidades por la toma, un ave hermosa

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman a year ago

Wow! What a talented, beautiful bird. It's totally showing off.

Liam
Liam a year ago

Congrats on SOTD! Great action shot!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 a year ago

Stunning capture and spotting- and congrats on SOtD- well deserved

Darvesh
Darvesh a year ago

WOOOWWW..!!

SumanSaurabh
SumanSaurabh a year ago

isn't this bird flying upside down ?
:o

LauraMaria
LauraMaria a year ago

Wow, this is a stunning photo! Nice job :) The colour palette is so autumnal, I love it!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount a year ago

Congratulations Tat'yana! :-D Wonderful spotting!

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

congratulations!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili a year ago

Congrats on your SOTD! Bee-eaters are the most beautiful birds of europe

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna a year ago

Beautiful picture!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Beautiful shot ! Congratulations Tat'yana.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

These cute colourful birds are entertaining all bird lovers from Europe to Sri Lanka's most Eurasian terrains.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

Congratulations Tat'yana Zherebtsova

achmmad
achmmad a year ago

Awesome!

Arun
Arun a year ago

Awesome .. Cngrts Tatyana !!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Congrats... Tatyana...!!

Atul
Atul a year ago

congrats!

Автономна Республіка Крим, Ukraine

Lat: 45.08, Long: 34.61

Spotted on May 24, 2011
Submitted on May 24, 2011

Reference

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