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|Green Bee-eater |
(Merops orientalis) 绿喉蜂虎
Size: 18 cm
Location: Kaeng Kracharn National Park / Pak Chong (Thailand)
Green upper parts. Head and underpart colours vary according to subspecies. Green wings. Black beak. Sexes similar.
A high pitched tree, tree, tree……and tit, tit, tit……
Around water bodies, river sides, open cultivated areas, scrub forests, parks and gardens, open woodland. Diet - They catch bees and other insects in flight and retun to the same perch to batter them to remove the sting before eating. Breeding - Nests are made in a tunnel in sandy banks. The 4 to 8 spherical white eggs are incubated by both the male and the female.
Africa, Middle East and Asia: Northern Africa: Libya, Egypt, Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda,
Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, Asia: Afghanistan, China, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand.
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