Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

The Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Merops philippinus


The Blue-tailed Bee-eater 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. It is predominantly green; its face has a narrow blue patch with a black eye stripe, and a yellow and brown throat; the tail is blue and the beak is black.


It is most often seen near large water-bodies.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 21, 2013
Submitted on Jun 29, 2013

Related Spottings

Bee-eater Bee-eater Bee eater European_bee-eater

Nearby Spottings

The Purple Swamphen The Purple Heron The Asian Paradise Flycatcher ( Female) The Oriental White-eye
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team