Spotted this small, beautiful, Green Bee Eater on a roadside electrical line, speaking to its fellow birdies with a cheerful contact call. With a slender, long beak, black gorget, red eyes, elongated central tail feathers and blue cheeks, this majestic bird is an aerial acrobat, netting its pole to trap winged-insects. A Green Bee Eater usually nests in burrows dug in earth mounds and fly across parks, countryside, lakes and dry forests.
The Bee Eaters are an assortment of 3 genera and 27 species, most seen in Asia, Africa, Australia, southern Europe and New Guinea. I was lucky to catch the sight of this bird at my parent’s residence, that by God’s grace is surrounded by lush greenery, frequented by rare birds and Iguanas and so on.