Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

YC Wee
on 9th March 2016

“I am delightfully addicted to some birds and can continue to watch even after having seen them thousands of times. “The Bay-Headed/Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters (Merops leschenaulti leschenaulti) visit our home twice […]

YC Wee
on 17th August 2015

“I was watching bitterns but happened to look up and saw this pair of Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti leschenaultia) mating (above). “Note that the male is visibly bigger that the […]

YC Wee
on 5th March 2014

“The Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters (Merops leschenaulti) are the favourite bee-eaters for my wife and myself (above). They are friendly, visit our home twice a day (non breeding season) and have a […]

YC Wee
on 26th February 2014

“I was drawn to a pair of Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti) who were calling loudly and seem agitated (above). They then progressed to have an altercation (conflict) with each other. […]

YC Wee
on 14th December 2013

“I have watched this particular behaviour many times with my wife, usually when out cycling in the early morning. When not breeding, a group of Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters (Merops leschenaulti leschenaultia) […]


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