Chestnut-headed bee-eater Merops leschenaulti

Key features Green birds with a brown cap extending to the back of the neck. Yellow chin with a black neck band. This bee-eater has a regular bird tail i.e. it has no fancy wire-like extensions in its tail. Range South India barring the the plateau region, in North-eastern India and in Northern India parallel to Himalayas and down into Bengal.The bird is found near water,open woodlands.It is most common in highland areas.
merops leschenaulti

Photo1 Courtesy of Xavier Sandel, Photo2 Courtesy of Vijay Anand Ismavel
Sound Courtesy of Patrik Åberg, XC125373. Accessible at