European bee-eater

on July 14 | in Bee-eaters | by | with Comments Off on European bee-eater

The European bee-eater – Merops apiaster is strongly migratory species of type sallyer of the Family Meropidae and the Order Coraciiformes. It is a summer breeder from NW Africa, SW Europe. and the Middle East to Central Asia, that winters in Tropical Africa. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to the Maghreb states, NW Libya, Turkey, S Caucasus, Iran, Cyprus, N UAE, N Oman, and the Levant. It is found on passage in most AWB Countries except Chad & Comoros.

Type - Sallyer - colonial nester, tunnels burrows into vertical sandy banks,
Breeding Habitat - very cosmopolitan, but requires suitable sandy banks in which to dig their burrows
Hunting Habitat - suitable elevated perches for hunting prey by sallying forth...

Order:   Coraciiformes
Family:  Meropidae
Genus:  Merops

Species - Merops apiaster
European bee-eater - Species - ebird.org
European bee-eater - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
European bee-eater - Card - oiseaux-birds.com
European bee-eater - Species - animaldiversity.org
European bee-eater - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
European bee-eater - Images - google.com
European bee-eater - Video - youtube.com
European bee-eater - Datazone - birdlife.org


Pin It

related posts

Comments are closed.

« »