The European Bee-eater, ''Merops apiaster'', is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family ''Meropidae''. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa, India and Sri Lanka. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.
Specie identified by DragonC
This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly-coloured, slender bird. It has brown and yellow upper parts, whilst the.. more