Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Scientific Name: Merops persicus
Common Name: Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Identifying Features: slender bird,  predominantly green, face has blue sides with a black eye stripe, yellow and brown throat, beak is black.

Fun Facts:

  • Both the male and the female take care of the eggs, although the female alone incubates them at night.
  • Blue-cheeked bee-eaters may nest solitarily or in loose colonies of up to ten birds.


This image was clicked by Ammadoux – via Flickr.

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