Blue-tailed bee-eater bird Measures 38 cm in length. The plumage is predominantly purplish, with a greenish-blue crown and throat, and turquoise blue cheeks, rump, and lower belly. The central tail feathers are longer. Its beak is black, long, and curved downwards. These birds belong to a fairly uniform group, morphologically, sharing many characteristics with related Coraciformes, such as kingfishers and rollers, being large-headed, short-necked, bright plumage, and short legs. Wings can be rounded or pointed, taking into account the close correlation with migratory trends and habitat.