Blue-tailed Bee-eater Series | Ep. 7: Breeding Pains
The blue-tailed bee-eater clan becomes busy in June. Hatchlings appear one after another. Almost all the nests on the cliff host a litter of newborns. From birth to being full-fledged takes about 30 days. For their parents, this is the most arduous period.
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 its maroon throat feathers. Its iridescent plumage means it's often dubbed the "most beautiful bird."