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The bee-eaters are a group of near-passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa and Asia but others occur in southern Europe, Australia, and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies, and usually elongated central tail feathers. All have long downturned bills and pointed wings, which give them a swallow-like appearance when seen from afar. There are 26 different species of bee-eaters.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http:/​/​en.​wikipedia.​org/​wiki/​Meropidae
Blue-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)Blue-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)Blue-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)

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