A nest-hole on the side of a high clay-mound in a wilderness area.

Near-passerine Bee-eater Nest-hole
A nest-hole on the side of a high clay-mound in a wilderness area.
Species: Blue-cheeked Bee-eater   Merops persicus
Author: Alok Tewari
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Added to IBC: 10 Dec 2015 - 18:39
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Altitude (m): 
217 meters


Lot of courtship and pair formation activity was going on with males offering food to females.

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Alok Tewari, IBC1106027. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1106027.

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Alok Tewari, IBC1106027. Photo of Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus at Gurgaon District, India. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1106027.

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