Please take a tour through some superb shots of this colorful bird. This way you will learn to recognize this bird better by making mental notes of what features you find striking. Photo Courtesy of Koshy Koshy @ Sultanpur,Haryana, Apr 2012
Photo Courtesy of JJ Harrison @ Pak Thale, Thailand, Jan 2011
Photo Courtesy of Sunil Elias @ Kochi, Kerala, Apr 2006
Photo Courtesy of Thomas Schoch @Dubai, UAE, Dec 2007
Note that this sub-species found in Central & eastern Arabian peninsula has more blue on its face and a green with a blue wash on its breast. The sub-species name is M. o. muscatensis where M is for Merops and O for orientalis.
I am planning to add more information about this bird near the photos. Meanwhile go to this excellent link from Wikipedia to know more about this beautiful bird.
Green bee-eater page @ Wikipedia