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Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

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Alternate name
Merops persicus Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae     Family   
30cm Length
Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, England, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan ,Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
4 to 8 White eggs incubated by both parents. Clutch  
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet..  Food   Diet
1174 World Number

Least Concern


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Blue-cheeked Bee-eater song
(Merops persicus)
David Farrow XC37417
28-09-2002, Syria

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