Blue-tailed Bee-eater Series | Episode 2: Busy Hunters
Almost all flying insects are on the menu of blue-tailed bee-eaters. During the breeding season, a blue-tailed bee-eater consumes about 40 grams of insects every day, almost the same as its body weight. How do these busy hunters feed themselves? Check the video to learn more.
About 'Journeys in Nature': Blue-tailed bee-eater series
The Blue-tailed bee-eater is a colorful and slender bird. The predominantly green bird is usually found near water. China is home to seven bee-eater species. The Blue-tailed bee-eater got its Chinese name "li hou feng hu" for the maroon throat feathers. The iridescent plumage means it's often dubbed the "most beautiful bird."