Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

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The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Now into the fourth week of May and the Blue-cheeked bee-eater is still a common sight on Denis. My impression is that numbers have increased again over the last month with perhaps 30 or more on the island. Following the major influx in November when some 500 or so birds descended on the island. I recall watching literally hundreds hawking over the runway in the evening at the end of that month. More

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters have been observed flying out 100 m to catch large wasps. Prey is approached directly or from behind. Prey that lands on the ground or on plants is usually not pursued. Small prey may be eaten on the wing, but larger prey are returned to the perch to be beaten against the perch to kill them and break them up. Insects with poisonous stings are first smacked on the branch, then, with the eyes closed, rubbed to discharge the venom. More

The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus, is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. It breeds in Morocco, Algeria, and subtropical Asia from eastern Turkey to Kazakhstan. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. This species occurs as a rare vagrant north of its breeding range. Description - This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly-coloured, slender bird. More

The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater is a large bee-eater, very similar to, and often confused with, the Blue-tailed Bee-eater. It is longer-winged and purer green, especially on rump, vent and tail. It also shows more conspicuous blue on forehead and cheek, and the white at base of forehead is fairly diagnostic. In flight, the underwings are deep rufous in colour. Adults have long central tail pins. Juveniles are duller with pointed or square ended tails. Both male and female are alike. More

The Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater in Liberia! Length: 24-26 cm (9.5-10.0") + streamers up to 10.5 cm (4.0"). . The Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater (Merops persicus) is an intra-African and palearctic migrant visitor (Dec-July) to coastal regions of Liberia (particularly from Monrovia westward). Most do not breed in Liberia. I found this species at several locations north of Monrovia between Fendel and Bentol; this individual was digiscoped at Bentol (Jan 20/09). More

The blue-cheeked bee-eater is named for the blue stripes above and below the eyes, which sometimes, when the plumage is worn, can appear more white than blue (4) (5). More noticeable than these ‘blue cheeks’ are the bright green colour of the streamlined body (4), the yellow throat and brown upper breast (2), and the broad black bar that runs across the eyes (4). The blue-cheeked bee-eater also possesses two elongated, central tail feathers (6). More

Videos and images Blue-cheeked bee-eater interaction with European bee-eaterprevious Blue-cheeked bee-eater image Blue-cheeked bee-eater interaction with European bee-eaternext Blue-cheeked bee-eater image Video: BBC Natural History Unit & OSF c/o OSF 2nd Floor Waterside House 9 Woodfield Road London W9 2BA United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1844 262 370 Fax: +44 (0) 1844 282 380 Email: More

Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater determination Similar species Meropidae Bee-Eater | Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater | source: youtube Links to European databases Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater EU report (PDF) Birdlife factsheet of Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater EU population trend (PDF) Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater EU species database Conservation status Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater status Least Concern Listen to the sound More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater is classed as Mega: species that have not yet occurred in the British Isles or are exceedingly rare, or are otherwise highly desirable. hide section Most recent UK and Irish reports of Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Negative news 16:10 23/07/09 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Kent St. More

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The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater is a regular palearctic migrant between October and April. At Lake Baringo it can be seen in numbers during this period. It alternates in this niche with the Madagascar Bee-eater (which is a May to September migrant in the same region). In terms of identification the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater is most easily recognised by its very bright, vivid green colour. More

The above stamps are included in the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater in CBOS 5. It would appear that the Blue-cheeked and the Madagascar (or Olive), were previously considered one species, and some scientific opinion still appears to support this view. However, according to Fry, Fry and Harris in "Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers", the Madagascar Bee-eater is the only bee-eater in the Malagasy region (which includes the Comores). I have therefore changed the classification of these stamps to the Olive Bee-eater. More

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater in Öje, Sweden = jordsvinet 3 vidéos S'abonnerModifier l'abonnement Chargement… 1771 vues 1771 vues jordsvinet — 7 avril 2008 — Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus, Grön Biätare, 1998 8-11.6, Öje kyrkby, Malung, Dalarna, Teet Sirotkin jordsvinet — 7 avril 2008 — Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus, Grön Biätare, 1998 8-11. More

vues bogabirder — 7 juin 2009 — Blue-cheeked Bee-eater near Kuyulu on the road D875, Turkey bogabirder — 7 juin 2009 — Blue-cheeked Bee-eater near Kuyulu on the road D875, TurkeyCatégorie : Animaux Tags :Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Turkey Birding Bird Chargement… J'aime Enregistrer dans Partager E-mail Skyrock Facebook Twitter MySpace Live Spaces Blogger orkut Buzz reddit Digg Chargement… Connectez-vous ou inscrivez-vous dès maintenant ! Publier un commentaire Répondre Chargement… Résultats pour : Chargement… More

Picture of Merops superciliosus above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Meropidae
Genus : Merops
Species : superciliosus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766