Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52410

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Meropidae
Genus:Merops
Genus species:Merops sp.

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The bee-eater has a slim body and elongated central tail feathers. They are brightly colored and have long, decurved bills.
Habitat:Tropical regions
Diet:Carnivore: insects, especially from the bee and wasp family
Reproduction:Bee-eaters lay around 2-8 eggs per clutch. Incubation last about 22 days, and the rearing period is four weeks.
Some species nest colonially. All bee-eaters nest in holes dug out of river banks. They are very social animals and can be seen perched together on exposed branches or rooftops.
Behavior:Some species fly and swoop about on moonlight nights, chirping to one another.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The bigger species travel in large flocks, sometimes of 300 birds.

Other Information

Geographic:North America
South America
Central America
Date:1981-10 Subjects:perching birds
Bee-eater (unidentified)
Bee eaters
Coraciiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52410