European Bee-Eater

Merops apiaster

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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.

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  1. (c) Joaquim Coelho, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/11289449@N00/140923949
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merops_apiaster

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