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Bee Eater - Merops apiaster

Pictures - John Foss

In keeping with their common name, Bee-eaters live on bees and wasps making this beautiful bird very unpopular with the Algarve's numerous bee-keepers. These summer visitors to the Algarve arrive from Africa in spring and are a common sight around the Alvor Estuary where these specimens were photographed.

Bee Eater

 

Bee Eater at rest

 

Bee Eater on a wire

 

Bee Eater calling

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