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    • Merops apiaster
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    • European Bee-Eater
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Recent observations

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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amalibrahim

Date

September 27, 2013

Description

It was at that time that I first noticed bee eaters though I had lived in the area for 7 years. I now know when they're around by their calls, even if I don't see them.

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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anis

Date

May 2, 2015

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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eliransagie

Date

May 7, 2015

Description

After dozens of bee-eater photos I've taken for the past three years, I've had the luck to stumble upon an opportunity not many get.This trio truly depicts the elusive and exciting mating season, with its exuberance of colour and form.

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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beatricemelone

Date

May 16, 2015 11:19 AM SAST

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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adiashkenazi

Date

June 28, 2014

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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adiashkenazi

Date

May 7, 2015

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European Bee-eater Merops apiaster

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paloma

Date

April 24, 2015 04:17 PM CEST

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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mattiamenchetti

Date

May 10, 2015 01:57 PM CEST

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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mattiamenchetti

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May 9, 2015 04:05 PM CEST

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European Bee-eater Merops apiaster

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trcarlisle

Date

May 8, 2015 11:34 AM GST

Description

By the time I switched lens my bird had flown. Still, it's possible to see the brown head, indicating a European bee-eater in these parts.

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enricoschifani

Date

May 3, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

Date

May 7, 2015

Place

Graveson (Google, OSM)
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Description from Wikipedia

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, India and Sri Lanka. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.