Μελισσοφάγος - Merops apiaster - Bee-eater
 

Photo by and C&S
 

Photo by and C&S
 

Photo above provided by and Anders Hammergart. Ayia, Crete 2006
 

 Photo above provided by and Anders Hammergart. Ayia, Crete 2006
 


 


 

These great photos of Bee-eater (above) by and Mike & Angela. Stavros area, Crete, May 2006
 

  Near Kiliaris River, Crete
 

Photo above by and A&M


Status:
Passage migrant, Summer Visitor, Breeding Species.
 
 
2007:
25.4.07 (c.16) Exopoli. AM
3.5.07 (c.10) Gramvousa. CS RR
4.5.07 (c.20) Provarma heading N. RR 10.35am.
4.5.07 (c.60) Provarma heading N. RR 3pm.
5.5.07 (c.35) + (c.25) + others? Provarma heading N. RR
21.6.07 (heard) Gramvousa. CS
2.9.07 (c.40) Exopoli. AM
 
2006:
30.4.06 (c.25) road north of Perama. AM RR
6.5.06 (?) Exopoli. AM
6.5.06 (c.50) Stavros. MA
7.5.06 (c.14) flying N Provarma. AM. RR
7.5.06 (c.22) + (c.22) flying N Provarma. 4pm. RR
11.5.06 (3+) Akrotiri. AM RR
13.5.06 (2) flying N Provarma. 1.50pm. RR
15.5.06 (?) flying N Provarma. 3.30pm. RR
13.5.06 (c.10) flying N Provarma. 4.30pm. RR
20.5.06 (c.50) flying N Provarma. 3.15pm. RR
10.6.06 (c.3) Exopoli. AM
31.7.06 (1) Exopoli. AM

28.8.06 (c.50) Provarma flying N!. RR
2.9.06 (heard) Provarma. 8.30am.RR
7.9.06 (heard) Provarma. 2.39pm.RR
8.9.06 (c.100) + (?) Provarma. from 7am. RR
8.9.06 (?) Exopoli. AM RR
9.9.06 (c.100) 4.40pm. + (c.50) 5.15pm. Provarma then S. RR
10.9.06 (c.10)(c.50)(c.20) Provarma. RR
11.9.06 (?)(c.30)(c.100)(?) Provarma. RR
12.9.06 (c.25) + (?) Provarma. RR
13.9.06 (?) + (?) Provarma. RR
16.9.06 (?) Exopoli. AM
18.9.06 (c.50) heading S over Provarma. RR
22.9.06 (c.5) Exopoli. AM RR
28.9.06 (c.50) heading S over Provarma. 6.45pm. RR
 
2005:
20.4.05 (c.8) Provarma flying N. 3.15pm. RR
27.4.05 (c.50) seen from Provarma heading N. RR
6.5.05 (c.10) N of Stilos. RR
7.5.05 (1) Agia Reservoir. CWWW
8/9.9.05 (1+) Geogioupolis area. AM
17.9.05 (c.9) + (c.14) Geogioupolis area. AM
 
Identification: Adult unmistakable if seen well.
Voice: Distinctive, liquid call. Almost a bark!
Food: Catches insects in flight.
Size: Length 27-29cm. Wingspan 36-40cm, 14 inches.
 
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