This video is called European Bee-eater – Merops apiaster.
The Dutch bee-eater study group reports that in 2013 there were two nests of this species, which is very rare in the Netherlands.
In Friesland province, two young bee-eaters fledged.
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I love them! (And all birds..) They winter and breed here in Israel. 🙂
Yes, they are quite common in most Mediterranean countries. More to the north, they are rarer.
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Very common here in eastern Australia – truly beautiful birds!
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In Australia, rainbow bee-eaters:
They are related to European bee-eaters, but not the same species.
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