American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly tropical Old World birds of the family Meropidae that have brightly colored plumage and feed on bees and wasps.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which eats bees, as a bird; an apiaster. Specifically— The European Merops apiaster.
- n. Any of various brightly-coloured, insectivorous, near-passerine birds in the family Meropidae, especially the European bee-eater, Merops apiaster.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A bird of the genus Merops, that feeds especially on bees. The European species (Merops apiaster) is remarkable for its brilliant colors.
- n. An African bird of the genus Rhinopomastes.
- n. colorful chiefly tropical Old World bird having a strong graceful flight; feeds on especially bees
- From the diet of these birds, which consists of flying insects, especially bees and wasps. (Wiktionary)
“Here is a video of a blue-bearded bee-eater sitting in a tree in dense forest, looking alert, but it is not doing much else filmed in India: You are invited to review all of the daily mystery birds by going to their dedicated graphic index page.”
“Although mainly foraging using aerial sallies, the blue-bearded bee-eater also gleans insects from tree bark.”
“The blue-bearded bee-eater exploits the defensive behavior exhibited by giant honey bees, Apis dorsata, by deliberately provoking guard bees to defend their nest.”
“Response: This is an adult blue-bearded bee-eater, Nyctyornis athertoni.”
“Blue-bearded bee-eater, Nyctyornis athertoni formerly, Alcemerops athertonii; protonym, Merops athertoni also sometimes known as the blue-necked bee-eater, photographed in Thailand.”
“Mystery bird: Blue-cheeked bee-eater, Merops persicus”
“Several species of bee-eater and kingfisher are present along the rivers.”
“Above it were the roller and bee-eater and hoopoe, all fabulously Mediterranean with hot aureate colors that were not, even in the late 1960s, permitted in Britain yet, except under license to the kingfisher.”
“Blue-tailed bee-eater ( '' Merops Philippinus '') (Photograph by Rahula Perera)”
“A high rate of endemics, such as the purple-bearded bee-eater, with green wings and a purple chest, which is found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.”
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An extract from the "Zold Tolmacs" project, a HU-EN environmental dictionary compiled by Robert Gulyas in 2000.
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Some words pilfered shamelessly from ruzuzu's https://www.wordnik.com/lists/bees.
A work in progress....Birds from around the world (other than endemic to North America).
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