Blue-cheeked bee-eater

The blue-cheeked bee-eater (Merops persicus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. Its genus name, Merops, comes from Ancient Greek and means “bee-eater,” while persicus refers to “Persian.” This striking bird breeds in Northern Africa and the Middle East, ranging from eastern Turkey to Kazakhstan and India.

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