Bee-eater, Blue-cheeked


Name: Bee-eater, Blue-cheeked

Scientific name: Merops persicus

Type: Bee-eater

Color: Blue,Green

Habitat: Cities,Fields

Size: 25cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Larger than European Bee-eater and distinctly green or turquoise-green with a chestnut throat, long central tail-streamers and rusty red underwings framed dark on trailing edge. Juvenile duller and lacks long tail projections. From young European Bee-eater (more uniform greenish upperparts than in adult) by entirely green plumage including crown and underparts, long tail-streamers, and rusty red underwings.

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