March 8, 2009

Bee-Eater Feeding Chicks, Hungary

Photograph by József L. Szentpéteri

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

In Hungary, adults fly to and from the nest tunnel they pecked and scratched into a sandy bank, foraging constantly to feed their ravenous chicks. Such tunnels can be three to five feet long (1 to 1.5 meters long).

See more photographs from the October 2008 feature story "Bee-eaters."


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