Bee-eaters are colony breeders, and mostly monogamous. LC Least Concern. The European bee-eater call may sound like a cacophony of “preeps” as they forage. Such an evocative sound, it has many of us Languedoc birders rushing outside to spot them as these beautiful birds fly over in groups of 20-40. The European Bee-eater is a protected bird species. Like all birds, they call to locate and communicate with each other. Use in an unlimited number of end products, free or commercial. They then lay 4 to 10 eggs in early June. During courtship, the call takes on a more melodic tune. They then lay 4 to 10 eggs in early June. (International Union for Conservation of Nature). } Listen +1 more audio recording. European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) calling in flight })(); We will never pass on your info to third-parties and you can easily opt-out at any time! } May be used with different clients, but not for on-demand customization products or services. We'd like to ask you a few questions to help improve AudioJungle. Designers matched perfectly to Web, design & video assets. In the long term, greater threats are likely to be depression of insect faunas by the wide scale application of pesticides on the breeding and wintering grounds, increases in large-scale crop monoculture, the canalization of rivers resulting in the loss of riverbank nesting sites, and the development of wilderness land, according to the IUCN. European Bee-eater Merops apiaster. listeners: [], The total price includes the item price and a buyer fee. Smart templates ready for any skill level. In early April Bee-eaters arrive from Africa to breed in Southern Europe. event : evt, The total price includes the item price and a buyer fee. The numbers in Europe are stable and estimated to number 2,800,000-5,050,000 breeding pairs. They tend to be more vocal in colonies. Price is in US dollars. Distinctive, fairly common summer migrant to warmer regions, from winter grounds in Africa. They catch their prey in flight and can eat up to 250 bees a day. Although the European Bee-eater is an incredibly colourful bird you will often hear them before you see them, despite their exotic appearance! License details Found in open and semiopen country, mainly in drier areas; nests colonially in burrows dug into sand banks, often river banks. Buy European Bee-Eaters Calling by EcoSound on AudioJungle. These stunning birds can reach a length of 26–30 cm, including the noticeably elongated central tail feathers. They also feed and roost communally. Nesting begins in early May, as Bee-eaters tunnel longish burrows into a sandy bank, preferably near a river or stream. window.mc4wp.listeners.push( (function() { you on Envato Studio, 2000 artists ready to undertake your work. The less dense areas of Languedoc garrigue seem to suit them well. All prices are in US dollars and exclude sales tax. They have chestnut brown and golden yellow upper parts, the underparts are turquoise with a yellow throat, whilst the wings are green and the longish beak is black. Merops apiaster. Bee-eaters are colony breeders, and mostly monogamous. callback: cb Nesting begins in early May, as Bee-eaters tunnel longish burrows into a sandy bank, preferably near a river or stream. Their call is a welcome sign that summer is well on its way in the Languedoc. forms: { European Bee-eater. } on: function(evt, cb) { POWERED BY MERLIN. Both male and female care for the eggs, which they brood for about three weeks. European bee-eaters are monogamous birds. We promise not to bombard you will emails! Why buy with Envato. window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { 31 January, 2018 | Birding in the Languedoc, Top birds. Breeding. { As their name suggests, they feed on bees, wasps, butterflies, dragonflies, hornets, cicadas and other insects. 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