Green Bee-eater
Abundant and fairly tame...found in
Africa, Arabia, the Himalayas (5000-
6000 ft), and lowlands of SE Asia.
Merops orientalis
(L 7" plus 2" central tail)
Laem Pak Bia District
Merops is Greek for bee-eater.
The Bee eaters are teeny weenie in size, 
They launch an aerial sortie in the skies, 
They snap the preys by fluttering wings, 
And rub the insect to remove its sting.
(Mina Nagi)