SHOVELLING SESSION OF BLUE-THROATED BEE-EATER

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Blue-throated Bee-eater
Blue-throated Bee-eater

“We typically watch Blue-throated Bee-eaters (Merops viridis) either in flight or perched upon branches, but the chance to observe one at ground level is rather rare (above).

Blue-throated Bee-eater
Blue-throated Bee-eater

“At a secluded site in Singapore, the unusual sight of flying sand first caught my eye in early May 2017. I was pleasantly surprised to witness the energetic excavation activity of this bee-eater (above, below).

Blue-throated Bee-eater
Blue-throated Bee-eater

“All this diligent digging must be in preparation for forthcoming breeding intentions.

“Video clips of the shovelling session (actual speed & slow motion) may be previewed as follows:”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
Singapore
16th May 2017

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