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."