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Green Bee Eater

Merops orientalis

Description:

The Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) (sometimes Little Green Bee-eater) 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

Habitat:

This is an abundant and fairly tame bird, familiar throughout its range. It is a bird which breeds in open country with bushes. In Africa and Arabia it is found in arid areas, but is more diverse in its habitats further east. This species often hunts from low perches, maybe only a metre or less high. It readily makes use of fence wires and electric wires. Unlike some other bee-eaters, they can be found well away from water

Notes:

A very common bird found all over Belgaum. This one was spotted at Bhutramatti.

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3 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Beautiful!
Welcome to the community Mrinal!

Mrinal Shekhar
Mrinal Shekhar 7 years ago

thanks seema

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

this one too brilliant.

Mrinal Shekhar
Spotted by
Mrinal Shekhar

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 17, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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