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Green Bee-eater

Merops orientalis


is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and The Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named.


grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water

1 species ID suggestions

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago
Green Bee-eater
Merops orientalis Green Bee-eater


This is perfect for the Birds of Israel mission, please consider adding it:

gperocho 6 years ago

thank you marta! yes they really are pretty. i saw alot of them today but got few pictures :-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Pretty bird!

מועצה אזורית תמר, מחוז הדרום, Israel

Lat: 31.45, Long: 35.38

Spotted on Jan 5, 2012
Submitted on Jan 5, 2012

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