White-fronted Bee-eater

Merops bullockoides

Size: 23 cm
Habitat: Grassland, woodland and lake shores
Feeding: Flying insects such as bees, wasps, butterflies

This Bee-eater is larger than the Little Bee-eater and easily identified by the green back, red throat and cinnamon breast.

These Bee-eaters are very gregarious and are usually seen in large groups.

They nest in holes in sandy banks along rivers and lakes, as shown in the photograph below.

These photos were taken in Tanzania, in the Selous National Park.








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