Oct 29, 2010

The Blue-throated Bee Eaters ( Merops viridis - 23 cm ; prongs < 9 cm or more ) are also back!

The Blue-throated Bee-eater and it's cousin the Blue-tailed Bee-eater migrate and return during the same months each year. As with the Blue-tailed which I have featured in an earlier posting the Blue-throated Bee-eater are also back in large numbers. Their favorite habitat are open forest and mangrove swarms where they perch on bare branches waiting to catch their meal of bees, insects and flies as they fly past. The Bee-eaters eye sight is uncanny.
Below are some recent photos:

                                        A Juvenile 

                                                 An Adult

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