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Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว

The Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southeastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, seen seasonally in much of peninsular India.

This species is sometimes considered to be conspecific with the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, M. persicus.

This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is predominantly green; its face has a narrow blue patch with a black eye stripe, and a yellow and brown throat; the tail is blue and the beak is black. It can reach a length of 23–26 cm, including the two elongated central tail feathers. Sexes are alike.

This is a bird which breeds in sub-tropical open country, such as farmland, parks or ricefields. It is most often seen near large waterbodies. Like other bee-eaters it predominantly eats insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch. _

This species probably takes bees and dragonflies in roughly equal numbers. The insects that are caught are beaten on the perch to kill and break the exoskeleton. This habit is seen in many other members of the coraciiformes order.

These bee-eaters are gregarious, nesting colonially in sandy banks or open flat areas. They make a relatively long tunnel in which the 5 to 7 spherical white eggs are laid. Both the male and the female take care of the eggs. These birds also feed and roost communally. The call is similar to that of the European bee-eater.

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว

Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
www.oiseaux.net is one of those MUST visit pages if you're in to bird watching. You can find just about everything there


Listen to the Blue-tailed Bee-eater


Conservation status
Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

www.birdforum.net


Thank's to Nick Upton at www.thaibirding.com for HOT birding tip for the Bangkok area on his web page. Read his review by clicking HERE

Visit Nick Upton at www.thaibirding.com for HOT birding tips for sites around Bangkok and Thailand. There are reviews of the birding sites with maps and information.

And if you like Nick Upton's web page you will also like www.norththailandbirding.com I have used this page together with Nick Upton's page when planning my birding tours. Excellent reviews and information about the birding sites.

I also got the Thai names of the birds from www.norththailandbirding.com. There is a bird check list with all the names in English and Thai. And of course also the Scientific Name. Down load the birdlist in Microsoft Excel format at www.norththailandbirding.com Or down load the Excel sheet by clicking HERE

PLEASE! As I'm a first time birdwatcher bear in mind that some of the bird can be wrongly named. I have bought book and I confirm on the internet to get the right identity on the birds I take pictures off. But there can still be mistakes.


Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 1st of January 2016
Location: Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park, Bangkok


Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Blue-tailed Bee-eater - นกจาบคาหัวเขียว- 1 January 2016 - Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park, Bangkok

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Blue-tailed Bee-eater - นกจาบคาหัวเขียว- 1 January 2016 - Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park, Bangkok

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Blue-tailed Bee-eater - นกจาบคาหัวเขียว- 2 January 2016 - Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park, Bangkok

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Blue-tailed Bee-eater - นกจาบคาหัวเขียว- 2 January 2016 - Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park, Bangkok

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Blue-tailed Bee-eater - นกจาบคาหัวเขียว- 2 January 2016 - Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park, Bangkok



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