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
- 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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