Sound of a breeding colony.

Sound of a breeding colony.
Species: European Bee-eater   Merops apiaster
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Monday, May 20, 2019
Added to IBC: 22 Dec 2019 - 17:29
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Altitude (m): 
186 meters


The song of an Ortolan Bunting can be heard in the background.

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1623038. Accessible at

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1623038. Sound recording of European Bee-eater Merops apiaster at Telerig, Bulgaria. Accessible at

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