These were the sons of Merops of Percote, who excelled in all kinds of divination.
This is brought in the Merops beak, and held over the obstacle till it falls off or gives way.
The Merops Apiaster (which has been taken in England), the lark and other birds catch them as they fly.
It perches in a very erect manner making swoops and sallies after insects precisely as Merops.
Even more like living emeralds are the little green bee-eaters (Merops viridis), whose feeble twitter may emanate from any tree.
On the sandy path is a company of green bee-eaters (Merops viridis) engaged in dust-bath operations.
If I have a favourite bird it is the little green bee-eater (Merops viridis).
I allude to the blue-tailed species (Merops philippinus), which also occurs in Madras.