Listen +4 more audio recordings A small dainty bee-eater that is intensely green overall with a greenish-blue throat, a thin black throat band, and long central tail feathers. It has a narrow black stripe known as a ‘gorget’ on its throat, and a black ‘mask’ running through its crimson eyes. Watch Queue Queue Some authorities split the green bee-eater into three species, the Asian green bee-eater, Merops orientalis, the Arabian green bee-eater, M. cyanophrys, and the African green bee-eater, M. viridissimus. Sign up for our mailing list to get latest updates and offers. Breeding in Africa, Eurasia, Oriental Region: w AF to Arabian Peninsula to Southeast Asia; can be seen in 46 countries. A 2007 nuclear and mitochondrial DNA study produced a possible phylogenetic tree, although the position of the purple-bearded bee-eater appears anomalous, in that it appears amongst Merops … It is a tiny exquisite bird which has bright emerald green plumage. Green Bee-eater bird photo call and song/ Merops orientalis This video is unavailable. In flight, note the dark edge along the lower border of the wings. Juveniles are duller than adults and lack the long tail feathers. Photos: Jeluba, Gary Faulkner's wildlife photography, gary1844, Roger Wasley, cirdantravels (Fons Buts), My Shutter World, drgeorgemj Flickr.com. Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) bird call sounds on dibird.com. The Green bee-eater is a small bee-eater bird that lives in parts of Asia and Africa. The green bee-eater (Merops orientalis), also known as little green bee-eater, is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family.It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and the Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. Nature collapse imminent without investment, 'Wildlife Conservation 20' warns G20, From student representative to Kazakhstan conservation CEO, Call for proposals: cultural landscapes in Lebanon, Small Green Bee-eater, Least Green Bee-eater, Little Green Bee-eater, Little Green Bee Eater, Guêpier d’Orient, Smaragdspint, Schmaragdspint, Asiensmaragdspint, Gruccione verde, Gruccione verde africano, Gruccione verde piccolo, midori hachi-kui, midorihachikui, ミドリハチクイ, Rytinis bitininkas, Mažasis žaliasis bitininkas, Abejaruco Oriental, Abejaruco Chico Verdoso, Abejaruco Esmeralda, Abejaruco Pequeño, Abejaruco esmeralda oriental. Watch Queue Queue.
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