The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. The genus name Merops is Ancient Greek for "bee-eater", and apiaster is Latin, also meaning "bee-eater", from apis, "bee". It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.
European Bee-eater
Date Location Count
2020-10-31 07:32Etosha NP--Okaukuejo Camp8
2020-10-29 10:58Etosha NP--Rietfontein4
2020-10-29 12:41Etosha NP--Halali Camp7
2020-11-03 10:10Etosha NP--Andoni Plains26
2020-11-06 06:36Onguma Bush Camp3
2020-11-10 15:45Windhoek--Avis Dam1
2020-10-30 06:55Akrotiri Marsh (Phasouri Reed-beds)3
2020-10-29 15:44Gisakura Guest House
2020-10-30 06:17Habesor Reservoirs==מאגרי הבשור3
2020-11-19 08:04Kibale Forest NP4
2020-11-10 08:00Bigodi Swamp15
2020-11-14 06:34Kibale Forest Camp1
2020-11-13 07:27Bigodi Community Walk30
2020-10-29 08:13Hama'apil Fishponds בריכות המעפיל4
2020-11-11 10:00UMUSAMBI VILLAGE - Wetlands and Grey Crowned Crane rehabilitation2
2020-10-29 16:18Upington--Sun River Kalahari Lodge1
2020-10-29 15:48Nsobe Camp5
2020-11-15 05:31Pilanesberg NP--Kwa Maritane Game Drive2
2020-11-25 10:20Naretoi4
2020-11-21 09:26Marakele NP
2020-11-15 06:49Mara Training Centre
2020-11-19 06:53Roodekopjes Dam Nature Reserve20
2020-11-21 15:52Mabula Game Lodge15
2020-11-22 08:29Hideaway Lodge1
2020-11-27 09:54Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden3
2020-10-29 06:37Eagle Canyon Golf Estate6
2020-11-07 06:15Kwalata Lodge2
2020-11-07 07:40Bishop Bird Park
2020-11-01 07:30Dinokeng Game Reserve (Please be more precise)25
2020-11-12 07:23Nylsvley Nature Reserve9
2020-11-24 08:33University of Pretoria--Experimental Farm6
2020-11-25 07:42Rietvlei Nature Reserve8
2020-11-25 17:58Norkem Park2
2020-11-07 06:10Thokoza Wetland5
2020-11-21 11:25Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp5
2020-11-10 14:41Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate10
2020-11-15 06:49Mkhombo Nature Reserve
2020-11-24 07:35Tarangire NP
2020-10-29 07:18Polokwane GR
2020-11-08 10:50Paradise Lost3
2020-11-24 12:26Marievale Bird Sanctuary6
2020-11-21 08:00Kfeet, Wetlands & Lily Lake, Karura Forest12
2020-11-23 16:10Tarangire NP--Silale Swamp
2020-11-08 08:30Nairobi NP--Nagolomon Dam10
2020-11-14 11:19Nairobi NP2
2020-11-06 08:37Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy (general)1
2020-11-07 06:51Mabusa Nature Reserve2
2020-11-22 05:38Kruger NP--Mahonie Loop/S991
2020-11-11 07:59Mandegee farm1
2020-10-31 06:00Blyde River Canyon Resort10
2020-11-18 15:52Ohrigstad Dam
2020-11-17 07:21Vaalhoek Road
2020-11-19 09:27Long Tom Pass
2020-11-03 12:46Kruger NP--Shipandani Overnight Hide8
2020-11-14 06:44Nelspruit--Mataffin3
2020-11-26 07:16Mikumi NP10
2020-11-19 05:30Hazyview--Kruger Park Lodge2
2020-11-27 11:15Nelspruit Nature Reserve5
2020-11-18 05:49Kruger NP--Phabeni Gate3
2020-11-16 10:15Kruger NP--Fayi Loop/S141
2020-11-16 10:00Kruger NP--Talamati Bushveld Camp1
2020-11-04 06:42Lion Sands Game Reserve11
2020-11-18 07:50Kruger NP--Kruger Gate-Skukuza Rd2
2020-11-02 04:30Kruger NP--Satara Camp10
2020-11-08 06:30Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch
2020-11-22 09:12Kruger NP--Matiulu loop/S1108
2020-11-20 16:30Kruger NP--Berg-en-Dal to Malelane Gate/S1106
2020-11-18 10:31Kruger NP--Tshokwane Road3
2020-11-17 11:27Kruger NP--Timfenheni Loop/S1214
2020-11-26 05:18Kruger NP--S114 @ Biyamiti River3
2020-11-18 14:44Kruger NP--Salitje Rd/S302
2020-11-20 08:56Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
2020-11-20 06:12Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service
2020-10-29 10:14Mwamba Field Study Centre2
2020-11-16 05:01Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast1
2020-11-03 07:16Mkhuze GR (please be more specific)12
2020-11-15 16:00Maputo Elephant Game Reserve10
2020-11-02 08:22Mkhuze GR - Nsumo Pan27
2020-11-12 09:00Phinda GR
2020-11-08 10:41Muzi Pan50
2020-10-31 05:19Bonamanzi GR20
2020-11-14 06:53Unguana1
2020-11-23 15:12Dunes de Dovela3
2020-11-02 16:02Lago Muangue8
2020-11-04 06:16Lagoa Nhassive12
2020-10-29 06:49Jal Al Zor14
2020-11-25 07:32Mavathur Kere, Kanakapura20
2020-11-25 07:2016 Gate Ellis Surplus Sluices Bridge, Mettur24