Merops apiaster

Bee-eater - As their name suggests these beautiful birds diet is almost totally bees and wasps. Brilliantly coloured and a pleasure to watch in flight. Most are found in Africa but some venture to southern Europe during the summer. They have on occasion attempted to nest in Britain without success. Photographed at the orange orchards near the Alvor Estuary in the Algarve Portugal.

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