The blue-cheeked bee-eater (Merops persicus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. The genus name Merops is Ancient Greek for "bee-eater", and persicus is Latin for "Persian".

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 the Sahel. This species occurs as a rare vagrant north of its breeding range, with most vagrants occurring in Italy and Greece.
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Date Location Count
2021-07-09 06:30River Nile Kayaking near Marakeb (مراكب مارينا)42
2021-07-23 06:20Habesor Reservoirs==מאגרי הבשור15
2021-07-24 10:03International Birding and Research Center Eilat (IBRCE) מרכז הצפרות הבינלאומי אילת2
2021-07-17 06:53Eilat north beach חוף צפוני אילת3
2021-07-20 17:26Eilat--KM19 Sewage Ponds בריכות ביוב ק"מ 191
2021-07-23 12:00Arava Valley--Ketura sewage ponds ביוב קטורה4
2021-07-10 08:40Yotvata Sewage Ponds ביוב יטבתה5
2021-07-10 09:13Yotvata--northern circular field יטבתה שדה מעגלי צפוני4
2021-07-22 13:19Kokhav Hashakhar NP כוכב השחר15
2021-07-08 17:00Zin reservoir מאגר צין2
2021-07-21 06:30Wadi Malha NR2
2021-07-13 05:45Bezek Reservoir מאגר בזק17
2021-07-09 10:54Tovlan landfill site אס"פ טובלן4
2021-07-16 06:00Be'et Shean Valley--general area עמק בית שאן אזור כללי50
2021-07-10 05:38Kfar Ruppin western fields כפר רופין שדות מערביים30
2021-07-13 08:03Ma'ale Gilboa Fishponds בריכות מעלה גלבוע35
2021-07-16 07:44Tel Saharon NR שמורת תל סהרון5
2021-07-16 08:08Tirat Zvi fish ponds בריכות טירת צבי30
2021-07-24 06:55Alfalfa south of Tel Saharon אספסת מדרום לתל סהרון10
2021-07-10 10:15Gesher fishponds בריכות גשר3
2021-07-24 07:12Kfar Ruppin fishponds בריכות כפר רופין30
2021-07-16 09:58Maoz-Haim reservoir מאגר מעוז חיים3
2021-07-06 19:12Kfar Ruppin lower reservoirs כפר רופין מאגרים תחתונים2
2021-07-16 09:26Scenic Route Jordan River==דרך נוף גאון הירדן3
2021-07-04 15:15Kfar Ruppin Amud Reservoir מאגר עמוד כפר רופין80
2021-07-14 07:00Erecek
2021-06-26 04:45Irakhiya Farm2
2021-07-14 08:00Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (restricted access)2
2021-07-07 07:45Yas Island--northern mangrove tip2
2021-07-06 06:50Ajban Farms1
2021-07-18 06:31Al Maha Forest--southern desert lakes1
2021-07-13 08:00Al Marmoom DCR--Al Qudra Lake and surroundings2
2021-07-15 07:30Al Marmoom DCR--Long Expo Lakes2
2021-07-01 06:07Al-Zora Golf Club2
2021-07-17 09:30Al-Zora Nursery3
2021-07-11 07:15Al Rafa'a shoreline1
2021-07-24 05:30Private estate near Green Mubazzarah3
2021-07-02 07:57Masafi Wadi--general area1
2021-07-24 09:24Loch Dibba1
2021-07-24 08:18Wamm Farms1
2021-07-04 08:44Wadi Wurayah NP--HQ to carpark7
2021-07-12 10:07Wadi Wurayah access road9
2021-07-19 08:58Bikaner Sewage Treatment Plant2
2021-07-11 09:00Nela Pond4
2021-07-23 16:08Tal Chhapar Sanctuary14
2021-06-30 07:23Didwana Wetland1
2021-07-11 08:30Dera Bhiana Sahib2
2021-07-17 08:18Basri Kalan3
2021-07-14 09:01Kaladera, Jaipur (OBI)2
2021-07-22 06:43Bhaironghati- Sariska Raj.3
2021-07-17 05:40Kali Radi- Sariska Raj.4
2021-07-09 06:30Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN1
2021-07-13 07:42Jhanjraula (OBI)5
2021-07-03 07:00Sultanpur Flats1
2021-07-25 06:30Budhera WTP, Gurgaon1
2021-06-27 05:41Sakatpur Aravali Scrub10
2021-07-23 06:24Mangar Bani2
2021-07-17 16:25Changaram Wetlands -- Ezhupunna2