Blue-throated Bee-eater casting pellet

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Jason Cho a.k.a jcho photographed a Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis) in the act of casting a pellet. The pellet is made up of undigested insect exoskeleton compacted in the gizzard and regurgitated some time after feeding. An earlier post describe … Continued

Pellet casting by non-raptorial birds

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The earlier posts on pellet casting by non-raptorial birds, together with their stunning images, have been consolidated and published as a scientific paper: Wang, L. K., M. Chan, Y. M. Chan, G. C. Tan & Y. C. Wee, 2009. Pellet … Continued

Bee-eaters and pellet casting

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Singapore has two species of bee-eater, Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) and Blue-throated Bee-eater (M. viridis). The former is a very common winter visitor while the latter is a common resident but a rather uncommon winter visitor. These birds, as their … Continued

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