The Blue-throated Bee-eater is recognisable by its bright blue throat, chestnut head and upper back, black eye stripe and bluish tail feathers. Juveniles lack the tail streamers and have a greenish throat colour. This slender bird measures about 30cm in length, including the tail. In flight, its wings form a distinctive triangular shape.
Bee-eaters get their names from their diet of stinging insects (bees, wasps, hornets, ants). They specialise in catching and neutralising these titbits that other birds find unappetising or dangerous. Blue-throated Bee-eaters forage over the canopy of lowland forest, but also over mangroves, and relatively open habitats
I saw a few of these today flying around a quarry, it looked like they where fishing as they dived into the water regularly. This was the only decent picture I could get as these birds where so quick and where very high up in the trees.