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The bills of bee-eaters are curved, long and end in a sharp point. The bill can bite strongly, particularly at the tip, and it is used as a pair of forceps with which to snatch insects from the air and crush smaller prey. The short legs have weak feet, and when it is moving on the ground a bee-eater’s gait is barely more than a shuffle. The feet have sharp claws used for perching on vertical surfaces and also for nest excavation. The plumage of the family is generally very bright and in most species is mostly or at least partly green, although the two carmine bee-eaters are mostly rose-coloured.
Info source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee-eater

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