Tag Archives: White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis)

White-throated Bee-eater at Dakhla Bay: 2nd Western Palearctic record

A White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis) found at Dakhla bay, Oued Dahab region on 28 February 2017 by Billy Herman and Annelies Jacobs. It’s the second Western Palearctic record for the species, the first record was observed at the site known to birders as ‘Gleb Jdiane’ in December 2013 (correct name of that place is not… Read More »

First White-throated Bee-eater for the Western Palearctic

A White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis) was observed at ‘Gleb Jdiane’, Oued Dahab, on 5 and 6 December 2013 by Noëlle and Hervé Jacob (see below a short video). This would be the first record for Morocco if accepted by the MRBC. There was no previous observation of White-throated Bee-eater in the Western Palearctic, so this… Read More »