EUROPEAN BEE EATER
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The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae.
It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.
This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly-coloured, slender bird. It has brown and yellow upper parts, whilst the wings are green and the beak is black. It can reach a length of 27â€“29 cm (10.6â€“11.4 in), including the two elongated central tail feathers. Sexes are alike.
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Very colourful Bee Eater, Marius. We have Green Bee Eater in India which is not as beautiful as the European one.
Well composed frame.
- [2017-11-26 1:13]
Beautiful photo of this Bee-eater in splendid colours, excellent sharpness and a nice singing pose. Attractive eye contact and composition.
- [2017-11-26 11:53]
A real beauty of a shot which you have composed in an attractive manner. I like the way it has ruffled up is feathers, the colors are amazing. Nice clean blurred BG and perfectly exposed. Wonderful eye contact with a bit of catchlight visible.
- [2017-11-28 12:21]
Hi Marius,a classic bird but cuaght in a curious moment talking about the plumage and with the opem beak too,great shot made in the usual top quality! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano