A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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A long distance shot, taken in the wind under cloudy conditions, of bee-eaters. There were about twenty flying around the old Village (Horio) yesterday morning. They make a pretty spectacle though.

Nearby is a portuguese laurel which carries long trusses of flowers and these flowers attract hornets and bees which the bee-eaters love. Too windy today; maybe they will hang about until the sun comes out and the wind drops. I can hear their distinctive bubbling call as I write this!



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