Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Green Bee Eater

The Little Green Bee-eater,Scientific name [Merops orientalis], is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resides in a belt across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and from Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam.
Like other bee-eaters, this species is a richly coloured predominantly Green, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16-18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes cannot be determined visually.