Male Bee-eater

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Colouring Golden-yellow back, green-blue lower
Voice Distinctive, deep and liquid
Feeds on Insects in flight
Flight Fast beating wings and glides
Nesting Bush
Social Flocks
Male Bee-eater
Male Bee-eater
Also Known As ..
European Bee-eater
Page Last Updated 5/6/2018 8:57:00 AM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Declining
Order Coraciiformes
Family Meropidae
Species Merops apiaster
Category Bee Eaters
StdName European Bee-eater
Vital Statistics
Length 27 to 29 cms
Weight 50 to 70 gms
Wingspan 36 to 40 cms
Lifespan 5 to 10 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Long
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Bee-eater (Species=Merops apiaster / Standard Name=European Bee-eater)