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Location

Lleida Steppes, Catalonia
Spain

Metadata

Make NIKON D300
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G   at 450 mm
Exposure 1/2000, f/5.6, ISO 400†
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Coraciiformes   Family  Meropidae

Deutsch  Bienenfresser Dutch  Bijeneter
Italian  Gruccione comune Spanish  Abejaruco Europeo

Comments

Bee-eater's diet includes honeybees. Bee-eaters will de-sting them before eating by discharging their sting and venom. They do so by rubbing the tip of the bee abdomen against a perch.




 

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    20/04/2009

European Bee-eater
Merops apiaster
GuÍpier d'Europe

Micheline JACQUEMIN