Blue-tailed Bee-eater Series | Ep. 10: Bee-eater guardians
Every May, the blue-tailed bee-eater comes to breed in Qiaojia County in southwest China's Yunnan Province. A cliff opposite the house of Old Zhang, a local farmer, has been their breeding ground for years. Gradually, Zhang's interest in the birds has turned into affection after seeing these flying neighbors' day-to-day life year after year. Watch this episode to see how Zhang helped the birds to find a new home when human activity affected the birds' habitat.
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."