Bee-eater Nest Tunnel Length?

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Subject: Bee-eater Nest Tunnel Length?
From: Michael Todd <>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 18:52:22 +1100
Hello All,

At work today I had a request from a lady who wanted to know how long is a Bee-eater's nesting tunnel. Apparently she was concerned that nearby construction work on an irrigation channel might cause the destruction of the nest. I suggested that it would be less than one metre but it I had to admit that I didn't know for sure. I've since read that Cayley says that the hole tends to be between 1 and 3 feet.

So, does anyone have any further observations on this matter?


Mick Todd
Griffith, NSW

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