Bee'-eat`er noun (Zoology) (a)
A bird of the genus Merops
, that feeds on bees. The European species ( M. apiaster
) is remarkable for its brilliant colors. (b)
An African bird of the genus Rhinopomastes
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<zoology> A bird of the genus Merops, that feeds on bees. The European species (M. Apiaster) is remarkable for its brilliant colours. ... An African bird of the genus Rhinopomastes. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) An African bird of the genus Rhinopomastes. • (n.) A bird of the genus Merops, that feeds on bees. The European species (M. apiaster) is remarkable for its brilliant colors.
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any of about 25 species of brightly coloured birds of the family Meropidea (order Coraciiformes). Found throughout tropical and subtropical Eurasia, ... [2 related articles]
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bee-eater, any of the brightly colored, insect-eating birds of the family Meropidae. They range in length from 6 to 14 in. (15–36 cm). The plumage of many species is predominantly green but usually includes a variety of other bright colors. Many species have a black stripe running from the eye...
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Brightly-coloured bird Merops apiaster
, family Meropidae, order Coraciiformes, found in Africa, southern Europe, and Asia. Bee-eaters are slender, with chestnut, yellow, and blue-green plumage, a long bill and pointed wings, and a flight like that of the swallow, which ...
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The bee-eaters are a group of near-passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa and Asia but others occur in southern Europe, Australia, and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies, and usually elongated central tail feathers. All have long downturned bills and pointed wings, which
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