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Blue-tailed bee-eater

Merops philippinus


About 25 cm length. Very fast flier. They glides slowly, and when a bee is seen make a very fast dash to catch it with their beak. Then returns to the perch to soften and break the exoskeleton before gulping the prey down. Spectacular aerobatic fliers!!


Spotted near my apartment as a group of about 10 individuals.

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sunnyjosef a week ago

Thank you Mark..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Outstanding shots as usual Sunny!

sunnyjosef a week ago

Thank you Gilma..

Beautiful! You capture it in flight and still it is so clear. Love it

sunnyjosef a week ago

Thank you Brian..

Brian38 a week ago

Outstanding photography!

Kerala, India

Lat: 10.03, Long: 76.36

Spotted on Jan 7, 2019
Submitted on Jan 7, 2019

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