Object of the Week – 22/11/12

Another object on display somewhere in the museum. Do you know what this is?

Object of the week - do you know what this is?

 

Did you know what last week’s object of the week was?

European Bee-eater

Well done if you knew it was the European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) located on the ground floor of the museum near Banks’ cabin.

Bee-eater feathers are brightly coloured and this specimen is in excellent condition. As their name suggests they eat bees as well as other flying insects. The bird first removes the sting before they eat their prey by brushing it against a hard surface.