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Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus   - Adult with prey
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary, Banaskantha District, Gujarat, India
Date : 16 June 2015
English synonyms:Green-headed Bee-eater, Brown-breasted Bee-eater
Bird Family :Meropidae - Bee-eaters
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We visit once again the nest hole for any new development. We observe chicks of Bee-eater grown-up in size. They were able to respond their parent’s call. When Parents came to feed the juvenile, many time it come up to edge of the nest hole. When parents came with prey, they perched in front of nest and make a particular call. At instant juvenile appears at entrance of nest hole, and parents feed them easily. Many times one of the parent bird set on top of tree and make a different call continuously while other bird set on tree branch in front of nest. When any vehicle came near them, they change the call and a Bee-eater seating in front of the nest fly away from there . You can see on following link. https://youtu.be/2Vx6GnhNUTU All image of Blue-tailed Bee-eater was taken from car.- VP&PM