bee-eater

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bee-eat·er

(bē′ē′tər)
n.
Any of various chiefly tropical Old World birds of the family Meropidae that have brightly colored plumage and feed on bees and wasps.

bee-eater

n
(Animals) any insectivorous bird of the family Meropidae of tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World, having a long downward-curving bill and long pointed wings and tail: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)

bee′-eat`er



n.
any of numerous colorful birds of the family Meropidae, inhabiting warm regions, that feed on flying insects.
[1660–70]
Translations

bee-eater

n (Orn) → Bienenfresser m
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Now, a team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Ben-Gurion-University of the Negev, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem have tracked the movement of European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) along the Africa-Eurasia migration flyway with the help of tiny radio transmitters.
European Bee-eaters migrate through the Eilat bottleneck in both seasons in large numbers.
We have European bee-eaters, hoopoes (who make a sound like their name sounds), red legged partridges, the white ibis who do us a favour by feeding on worms and bugs along with many others to numerous to mention.

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