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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

The Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus, is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. It breeds in Northern Africa, and the Middle East from eastern Turkey to Kazakhstan and India. It is generally strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa, although some populations breed and live year round in theSahel. This species occurs as a rare vagrant north of its breeding range.

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