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European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

Class: Aves
Family: Meropidae
Common Name: European Bee-eater
Genus: Merops
Species Name: apiaster

About The European Bee-eater

European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) have a broad distribution covering much of Europe and Africa with range estimates up to 11,000,000 square km. These migratory birds can be found as far north as Finland and range as far south as South Africa, extending east into some Asiatic countries as well. Most commonly, European bee-eaters will breed and nest in southern Europe, then migrate south during autumn and winter.

Biogeographic Regions: palearctic (Native ); ethiopian (Native )

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Petroelje, T. 2011. "Merops apiaster" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

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