Blue-tailed bee-eaters spotted in wetland park in south China
Some blue-tailed bee-eaters have recently been found in a wetland park in Haikou City, in south China's Hainan Province.
As it is the breeding season of bee-eaters, those rare birds have dug many nests out of the sandy slope in the Wuyuanhe wetland park.
"The bee-eaters usually nest on cliffs and sand dunes. And they mainly eat bees, dragonflies and other insects. So far, we've detected over 50 bee-eaters," said Wu Shubang, deputy chief of the general department of the Wetland Protection and Management Center of Haikou City.
There has been many blue-tailed bee-eaters arriving at the Wuyuanhe wetland park during summer since 2018. Those rare birds use their beaks and claws to dig caves, up to one meter deep, as nests.
The breeding period of the blue-tailed bee-eaters is about four months.
In order to attract more birds, the wetland is planning to build protection areas.