Asian Green Bee eater #Birdguide
Updated: Jan 18
Bee-eaters are common in woodlands, fields, farmlands and around sparse human habitation.
This species is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16–18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers.The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back are tinged with golden rufous.
Juveniles are duller than adults and the long tail feathers are absent. Bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and ants, which are caught in the air.
These shots are from Vijayapura(bijapur) district in karnataka and were taken around 7 am. I noticed many bee-eaters on telephone wires and branches that morning these are some of the best shots.