Blue-tailed Bee-eater calling

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Jeremiah Loei‘s video recorded the calls of the Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) when it was perching on a branch of a tree. The bee-eater was responding to another calling from some distance away (video below).

According to Robson (2008), “Typical contact calls (particularly in flight) are a loud rillip rillip rillpi…, shorter trrrit trrrit trrrit… and rapid tri-tri-trip, sometimes interspersed with stressed chip notes; sharp pit notes when perched.

Jeremiah Loei
Singapore
2nd December 2017

References:
Robson, C., 2008. A field guide to the birds of South-east Asia. New Holland, London. 544 pp.

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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