7 Colorful Species of Bee Eaters Found in India

Bee-eater birds are from the family of Meropidae and found Europe, Africa, Asia to Australia. The plumage of bee-eaters are very bright, least partly green and mostly rose-coloured with differently coloured throats and faces by habitat.

Green Bee-eater


The little green bee-eater is the most common bird of the urban area, prone to seasonal movements and always found in groups. Green bee-eater is a richly green coloured bird that predominantly eat bees, wasps and ants, also feed on flying insects.

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Blue-tailed bee-eater distributed across India and Southeast Asia, Found in small breeding colonially in open habitats close to water or sand banks. Like other species of bee-eaters found in India, this species is also richly coloured, slender green bird that eat eat bees, flies, honeybees and wasps.

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater


Chestnut-headed bee-eater is a resident breeder of the Indian subcontinent and a most common bird in highland areas. These bee-eaters especially eat bees, flies, honeybees, wasps and hornets, calls of this bird is very much similar to the European bee-eater.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked bee-eater is a strongly migratory bird that breeds from Africa to India and live year-round in the Sahel. Like other species of bee-eaters, Blue-cheeked bee-eaters also nest solitarily or in loose colonies and feeds on bees, wasps and hornets.

Blue-bearded Bee-eater

Blue-bearded bee-eater found in much of the Indian subcontinent, mainly in the Malayan and northeast Indian region. This species is found in small groups in a variety of habitats and feed mainly on bees, honey bees and insects.

European Bee-eater

European bee-eater breeds in Europe, Africa and Asia, This species is a richly coloured bird with less variation in the feather colours. It is strongly migratory bird wintering in India, Asia, Africa.

Blue-throated Bee-eater

Blue-throated bee-eater found throughout southeast Asia and mangrove forest, The small bee-eater bird with colorful plumage also offers a rich variety of songs and calls. Merops viridis species from the bee-eater family has a signature blue throat and a red nape.

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