Jun 14, 2013

Latvia FDC on "Birds of Latvia - the Long-tailed Duck and the European Bee-eater"

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Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Birds of Latvia - the Long-tailed Duck and the European Bee-eater

Date of Issue : 7 June 2013

LVL 0.35 : The Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) is an aquatic bird species of the duck family. The Baltic Sea is one of the most important overwintering locations of the Long-tailed Duck – approximately 4.5 million of the birds spend the winter there. In 2013, the Latvian Ornithological Society chose the Long-tailed Duck as the Bird of the Year in Latvia.

LVL 0.98 : The European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a beautiful bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. The European Bee-eater used to be a rare guest in Latvia, but since 2003 it has been nesting here every year, making it one of the latest bird species nesting in Latvia. The European Bee-eater eats mainly bees, wasps, hornets, dragonflies and various insects. The bird can eat as much as 250 bees in a day.

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