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Any of various chiefly tropical Old World birds of the family Meropidae that have brightly colored plumage and feed on bees and wasps.


(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)


any of numerous colorful birds of the family Meropidae, inhabiting warm regions, that feed on flying insects.


n (Orn) → Bienenfresser m
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There was a magnificent flyover of migrating European Bee-eaters in late April and early May and the odd few are still passing over as I write.
Dolphins, sharks, ducks, vultures, eagles, and even rare European Bee-Eaters have all been "exposed" at some point as dastardly Zionist agents.
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.

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