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European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

Description:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Be... http://www.nature-pictures.org/image/164... http://www.nature-pictures.org/image/164... - sound

Notes:

Contrary to his reputation of "bee eater", this bird eats with much pleasure and butterflies, flies, bugs, dragonflies and other flying insects.....


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60 Comments (1–25)

Sew
Sew a month ago

got to say that this is sooo awesome....love it..

staccyh
staccyh a year ago

Lovely photo.

claudiadurand1999
claudiadurand1999 2 years ago

Beautiful photograph!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 2 years ago

Cool spotting!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Wow!!! Great spotting!

matimar1
matimar1 2 years ago

Wow!!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 2 years ago

Many thanks everyone for appreciation and kind words!

chebeague2
chebeague2 2 years ago

cool!

williefromwi
williefromwi 2 years ago

Sweet Capture of your bee eater.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

I agree Ashish,it is Donna who made all of us love the Bee Eater.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

This is my best ideal lesson for spotting a bird... Great job..!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Congratulations Doina!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Doina!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Congratulations Doina!
wonderful shot!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 2 years ago

thank you very much, Atul:)

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

congrats Doina!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 2 years ago

Many, many thanks, everyone, for yor support and the kind words!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Congratulations - this is one of my favorite Noah spottings!

superb

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Congratulations Doina! Well deserved!

textless
textless 2 years ago

Congratulations Doina. I love all your bee-eaters. :)

Congratulations! Beautiful photo!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 2 years ago

Congrats! Stunning picture!

Yasser
Yasser 2 years ago

Congratulations! This incredible shot was chosen as Spotting of the Day!

"Bee-Eaters don't only eat bees! These richly-colored and slender birds eat a variety of insects including butterflies, wasps, and ants which they usually catch in midair!"

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DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 2 years ago

Thanks a lot, everyone!

Romania

Lat: 44.57, Long: 26.55

Spotted on Jul 23, 2011
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

Reference

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