Blue-tailed Bee-eater Series | Episode 4: One Male's Dream
It's often hard to distinguish between male and female blue-tailed bee-eaters because they display similar plumage color. However, the distinction is much easier during the courtship period. Many males resort to food offerings to woo prospective partners. The smartest suitors know that few females can resist a delicious dragonfly.
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."