White-throated Bee-eater

Merops albicollis

Size: 28 cm
Habitat: Grassland, woodland and lake shores
Feeding: Flying insects such as bees, wasps, butterflies

This Bee-eater is easily identified by its white throat and black eye and throat stripes. The rest of the plummage is pale green.

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

They nest in holes often on flat ground.

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














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