European Bee Eater


European Bee Eater:

"European Bee Eater"

European Bee Eater

Scientific Name: Merops Apiaster

Wing span : up to 46 cm

Length up to 29 cm

Weight : up to 75 g

European bee eater facts

  • The European Bee Eater is a richly colored slender bird with brown and yellow upper parts whilst the wings are green and the beak is black.

  • As their name suggests , bee eater birds predominantly eat insects especially bees, wasps and hornets and can eat more than 250 bees a day.

  • The European Bee Eater breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western asia , How ever is strongly migratory wintering as fr as in tropical Africa.

  • These are smart birds as to avoid the bee's sting before eating the bee they remove the sting by repeatedly hitting the insect on a hard surface.

  • Despite how many bees they can eat in a day their diet does not really leave a big impact on populations

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