Blue-tailed bee-eater courtship gift

Blue-tailed bee-eater courtship gift

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Credit: K JAYARAM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus) displaying a courtship gift. The blue-tailed bee-eater predominantly eats bees and dragonflies, which are caught in the air in flights from an open perch. During breeding periods, the male will offer insect prey as gifts to his mate. Photographed in India.

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