Blue-tailed bee-eaters travel from southernmost China

These blue-tailed bee-eaters have built their nests in the dry, a hot valley along the Jinsha River in Qiaojia County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. They traveled from Hainan, China's southernmost province, and arrived in Yunnan around April for breeding. 

The birds form colonies, nesting in burrows tunneled into vertical sandy banks. The croplands near the river also provide abundant food for the bee-eaters as they predominantly eat insects, especially bees and dragonflies.

(Video provided by CGTN Nature film crew)

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