Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Scientific Name: Merops philippinus
Common Name: Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Identifying Features: slender bird, predominantly green, face has a narrow blue patch with a black eye stripe, a yellow and brown throat, tail is blue and the beak is black

Fun Facts:

  • They call mainly in flight with a rolling chirping whistling teerp.
  • In India, they are known to breed in several of the river valleys including those of the Godavari, Kaveri, and Krishna rivers.


This image was clicked by Markus Lilje – via Flickr.

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