Asian Green Bee-eater : Courtship - Male giving food to female.

Asian Green Bee-eater : Courtship - Male giving food to female.
Species: Asian Green Bee-eater   Merops orientalis
Subspecies: orientalis
Author: Alok Tewari
Monday, April 24, 2017
Added to IBC: 25 Apr 2017 - 14:35
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Altitude (m): 
219 meters


This courtship gesture is seen in many species.

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Alok Tewari, IBC1371831. Accessible at

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Alok Tewari, IBC1371831. Photo of Asian Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis at Basai Wetlands, India. Accessible at

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