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Blue tailed Bee eater

Merops philippinus

Description:

The Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southeastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, seen seasonally in much of peninsular India.

Habitat:

This is a bird which breeds in sub-tropical open country, such as farmland, parks or ricefields. It is most often seen near large waterbodies. Like other bee-eaters it predominantly eats insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch

Notes:

Migratory bird

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6 Comments

Amazing!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

This is one of my favourite spottings and pictures Project Noah, Amazing!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Stunning capture Sarala Jeevanthi, I love the detail!

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 8 years ago

superb

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

beautiful bird!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

beautiful!

Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Nov 25, 2012
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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