How does a bird eat a bee?

Many birds eat bees. 

The Asian Houbara Bustard can see a bee 60 metres (200 feet) away. 

It usually eats a bee when the bee is on a low plant or on the ground. It approaches the bee from behind. 

It beats the bee with its beak until the bee is dead. 

Asian Houbara Bustard

The Asian Houbara Bustard rubs the bee against a tree or shrub to discharge the venom (poison) sac and stinger from the bee, so that it does not get stung.

Asian Houbara Bustard
Asian Houbara Bustard

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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