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Blue-bearded Bee-eater

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Alternate name
Nyctyornis athertoni Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae Family   
32 cm                Length
Tropical moist forest, up to 2,200 m, in:- Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet & Vietnam. Habitat-Altitude-Range
White eggs Clutch  
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet..  Food   Diet
1158 World Number

Least Concern


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Blue-bearded Bee-eater calls
(Nyctyornis athertoni)
David Edwards XC19013
?-9-2007, Thailand

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