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Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus javanicus   - Nest excavation
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary, Banaskantha District, Gujarat, India
Date : 29 April 2015
English synonyms:Green-headed Bee-eater, Brown-breasted Bee-eater
Bird Family :Meropidae - Bee-eaters
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We saw Blue-tailed Bee-eater around 8 in number on 17.04.2015 near Balaram temple. We visit that place again. At this time most of them pair and they start Nest excavation. We observe that when one membeer of pair is excaving nest other was sitting near by and making the sound. when some vehicle came near the road the pitch of sound change and both the bird flay way. Nest which they made is near to main road which passing from sanctuary. Nest hole situated above 5 - 6 feet from ground.- PM