I have been trying to photograph this Blue-throated Bee-eater feeding behavior for sometime but unsuccessfully, because they move very fast. This evening I got my record shot.
This black butterfly was big, and it took a while for him to swallow it. This give me time to focus and shot.
Bee-eaters hunt mainly by keeping watch for flying insects from a perch. The insect is snapped up in the bill, then the bird returns to the perch.
It knocks the prey against the perch/tree branch until it is inactive or killed before swallow the whole insect.
Original Date/Time = 2007:11:29 13:31:55
Actually I got one shot of this bird with prey last year.
I think this Bee Eater got the real bee.