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Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

Appearance:

Unmistakable if seen well. Stunning, bright yellow throat and turquoise underparts. Upperside of wings multicoloured with noticeable light buff shoulders, as opposed to other Bee-eaters in the region. In flight the underwing shows a black trailing edge, which on the secondaries becomes broader closer to the body . Often flies high and then reveals itself only by its flight call.

Sound:

Quite vocal in all activities. Call a short and soft "pju" often quickly repeated forming multi-syllabic, rolling phrases.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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CC-sound:Lars Lachmann, Licence,Link.



Facts:

Length (cm):
27-29
Wingspan (cm):
44-49
Weight (gram):
44-78
Size group:
Crow-size
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Silhouette Group:
Thrush-like
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