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Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis  
Green Bee-eater
Photographer : © Kaajal Dasgupta
Location :Bareilly (166m), Uttar Pradesh, India
Date : 5 January 2011
English synonyms:Small Bee-eater, Little Green Bee-eater, Small Green Bee-eater, Ceylon Green Bee-eater (ceylonicus), Asian Green Bee-eater
Bird Family :Meropidae - Bee-eaters
Bird Group :CORACIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :In this severe winter season Green Bee-eaters are back, and I noticed few of them on the ground rubbing themselves maybe to keep them warmer. I have never captured a Green Bee-eater this way except perched on a wire or branch. - KD