Blue-cheeked Bee-eater : Offered this dragonfly to his mate during courtship.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater : Offered this dragonfly to his mate during courtship.
Species: Blue-cheeked Bee-eater   Merops persicus
Subspecies: persicus
Author: Alok Tewari
Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Added to IBC: 30 Mar 2017 - 19:16
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Altitude (m): 
211 meters
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Males are known to offer food to females during courtship.

... offered this catch to his
mate during courtship ...

captured in a very hot day
in June ... eyes can almost 
sense the ambient temp.
in high 40s deg. C ...

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Citation

Alok Tewari, IBC1365212. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1365212.

Extended version
Alok Tewari, IBC1365212. Photo of Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus at Jhanjrola, India. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1365212.

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