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European bee-eaters – courtship behavior

A male European bee-eater presents its mate a captured insect as part of a complex courtship behavior.

Ein männlicher Bienenfresser präsentiert seinem Paar eine gefangene Insekte als Teil eines komplexen Paarungsverhaltens.

Un mascul de prigorie ii daruieste perechei sale o insecta capturata, ca parte a unui comportament de curtare complex.

Photo taken in SE Transylvania.

 

Latin name: Merops apiaster

German name: Bienenfresser

French name: Guêpier d’Europe

Romanian name: Prigorie

 

More photos of European bee-eaters and also of other wild birds in their natural habitat are available on the Birds page in the Portfolio section of this website.

European bee-eater | Bienenfresser | Guêpier d’Europe | Prigorie

Some images of fortified churches can also be found on http://eduard-baak.blogspot.ro/p/birds.html