European bee-eater

A wonderful postcard of a European bee-eater sent to me from Poland. The photo really explains the bird's name! The diet of these birds is 69%-82% bees, however they eat less than 1% of the bee population in the area. One bird can eat up to 250 bees a day.

A beautiful mini sheet 'Birds of Poland' issued by Poczta Polska.

source: wikipedia

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