European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
European Bee-eater, Oued Massa, Morocco, May 2014 - click for larger image Oued Massa, Morocco

The European Bee-eater breeds in north-west Africa and from south-west Europe to central Asia. In the winter it migrates to West Africa and southern Africa. There is a resident population in South Africa. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in open country habitats.

European Bee-eater, Oued Massa, Morocco, May 2014 - click for larger image It feeds mainly on bumblebees and honey bees but also on wasps and other insects as the opportunity arises.
European Bee-eater, Oued Massa, Morocco, May 2014 - click for larger image
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