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Related to bee-eater: Meropidae


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.


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As well as sloth bears, the park has leopards, Asian wild dog, Indian bison, and birds such as the tawnybellied babbler and blue-bearded bee-eater.
The other that springs to mind is the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater.
Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops viridis (Coraciiformes: Meropidae) is a bird species of family Meropidae with a very large distribution.
Ta'er al Warwar ( The Bee-eater, 2015) by Lebanese author Hassan Abdallah
Populations of bee-eater and Cetti's warbler - species with a southerly distribution in Europe - have increased in recent years, while more northerly distributed species such as willow tit and brambling have been declining in the same period.
Hanson UK's senior sustainability manager Martin Crow said: "We often have to cordon off areas in our quarries where sand martins and little ringed plovers are breeding, but a bee-eater sighting was a surprise to us all.
It should also be noted that Morton focuses on a 'you are there' approach to describing the twins' journeys and experiences: thus readers will also find themselves immersed in the sights, sounds, and experiences that make up Moonfall's world: "Rachav awakened to the piercing whistle of a bee-eater.
The Lower Zambezi offers guests an unrivalled chance of seeing water birds including goliath herons, and South Luangwa offers fantastic carmine bee-eater viewing, as their colonies use the river-banks to nest from September time.
Bright flashes of neon orange and yellow are a familiar sight in the Galilee Basin these days, though they are not the markings of the Yellow-throated Miner, a honeyeater native to Queensland, or the Rainbow Bee-eater, another long-time resident of the area.
Birders, in particular, will thrill to the prospect of glimpsing species such as the roller, white-tailed eagle, great white egret, mute and whooper swans, falcon, and even a bee-eater or two.
In spring, the brilliant Little Green Bee-eater graces the skies and perches on phone and electricity wires.