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Behavioral ecology of Blue tailed Bee eaters (Merops philippinus) in Hooghly and Burdwan District of West Bengal, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1C.A.S. in Marine biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608502, Tamilnadu, India
  • 2Freelancer Naturalist and Wildlife Activist, Nayachar, Nadia-741150, West Bengal, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (11), Pages 31-35, November,10 (2017)


A study was conducted on Blue tailed Bee eaters (Merops philippinus) (Figure-1) during the period of March 2015 to July 2017. In some Area of Hooghly and Burdwan district of West Bengal, India. In this study we observed on feeding behavior, food preference, and also found which type of habitat is preferred by the birds for breeding and nesting. For the study we mainly selected four areas which are Somra Bazar, Dainhat, HabasPur, Muidipur.


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