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European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Jarek Matusiak 2014-06-07 Gmina Rząśnik (near Wincentowo), Wyszków County, Masovian Voivodeship, Mazowieckie (Poland) (90 m) call, female -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

181361
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Matthias Feuersenger 2015-05-21 Albertirsa, Ceglédi, Pest County, Pest (Hungary) (150 m) call, female, male -

In the beginning calls of a female bird at a breeding colony sitting on a branch above colony. At 22 sec in the recording the male arrives, sitting down next to female. Male takes off again at 48 sec. coming back with onsect at 1:18. Female keeps the insect for a while before smashing it to the branch, which can be heard at 2:26. Recording Equipment: Telinga Pro 7 Dat Mic, sound devices 702.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

252622
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Joost van Bruggen 2017-08-03 Achaia, Western Greece, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Achaea (Greece) (0 m) flight call, song - [sono] 383361
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster David Darrell-Lambert 2018-08-24 Marina Alta (near Xàbia), Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Alicante (Spain) (30 m) call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

432138
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Marc Anderson 2018-04-17 Sierra de Cazorla Comarca (near Cazorla), Jaén, Andalucía, Jaén (Spain) (1400 m) flight call -

bird-seen:no

412441
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Albert Lastukhin 2014-08-25 Novokhopyorsky District, Voronezhskaya oblast, Voronezhskaya oblast (Russian Federation) (80 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

193604
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Marc Anderson 2018-04-17 Sierra de Cazorla Comarca (near Cazorla), Jaén, Andalucía, Jaén (Spain) (1400 m) flight call -

bird-seen:no

412440
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Bram Piot 2012-08-18 Châteauneuf-sur-Isère, Drôme, Drôme (France) (120 m) call, flight call -

Contact calls by large feeding flock, with a few birds flying close by

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

113910
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Stanislas Wroza 2017-07-22 Générac, Gard, Occitanie, Gard (France) (90 m) alarm call, big colony with hundreds of birds, call, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

380981
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Volker Arnold 2013-05-09 Albertirsa, Ceglédi, Pest County, Pest (Hungary) (150 m) call -

In a hughe breeding colony in a loess slope. Birds just arrived a few days before.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

134023
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Albert Lastukhin 2014-05-02 Shieli District, Kyzylorda Province, Qyzylorda (Kazachstan) (140 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

183192
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Krzysztof Deoniziak 2014-10-04 Batumi, Adjara, Ajaria (Georgia) (10 m) flight call -

habitat: urban area

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

197964
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Jacques PREVOST 2012-05-27 Lespignan, France (France) call -

fly call

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

137487
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Peter Boesman 2013-02-11 Cheetah Inn area, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) call - [sono] 280449
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Stanislas Wroza 2017-07-22 Générac, Gard, Occitanie, Gard (France) (90 m) call, flight call, short 'kup', various calls -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

380986
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster o.kauzal 2019-07-16 Strachotice, Znojmo, Jihomoravský kraj, Jihomoravský (Czech Republic) (240 m) begging call, juvenile -

Nestlings of Merops apiaster (about 2-3 weeks old) calling from the nest burrow. You can hear the knocking noise in the recording – that was me gently knocking at the entrance to get response from the young ones inside. Disturbed only for a minute or so. No sound editing was done.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

489946
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Patrik Åberg 2013-04-07 PO de Arrocampo, Saucedilla, Extremadura, Cáceres (Spain) (260 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

148892
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Stanislas Wroza 2017-07-22 Générac, Gard, Occitanie, Gard (France) (90 m) call, short call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

380990
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Ruslan Mazuryk 2017-09-04 Toky, Pidvolochys'kyi district, Ternopil's'ka oblast, Khmel'nyts'kyy (Ukraine) (? m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

385285
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Albert Lastukhin 2014-05-07 Jizzakh District, Jizzakh Province, Jizzakh (Uzbekistan) (300 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

185298
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Dimitri 2016-07-12 Sant'Omero, TE, Teramo (Italy) (150 m) call, flight call -

Breeding colony, adults arriving at nest with food.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

326840
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Stanislas Wroza 2017-07-22 Générac, Gard, Occitanie, Gard (France) (90 m) alarm call, over the nest -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

380975
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Stanislas Wroza 2017-07-22 Générac, Gard, Occitanie, Gard (France) (90 m) call, flight call, various calls -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

380985
xeno-canto.org
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster Marco Dragonetti 2013-05-26 Braccagni, Grosseto, Grosseto (Italy) (10 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

144972
xeno-canto.org
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