Insects form a major part of Bee-Eater's diet. Since many of these preys are poisonous, bee-eaters undertake a complicated process to assure poison is removed before eating. After taking caught prey back to the perch, bee-eaters toss it into the air, catching it with its bill tip. They strike it several times against the perch. In an action called bee-rubbing, bee-eaters grab the insect's tail tip, quickly rubbing the body against the perch to squeeze out the bee's fluid. They gradually grab the insect around its abdomen in order to expel leftover venom, eventually tearing out the stinger and poison glands. The food is then safely swallowed whole.
EXIF : Aperture Priority, ISO-200, f/5.6, 1/250, 2-stops Over expose (for silhouette)
Gear : Canon40D, Canon Telephoto Lens