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Carmine Bee-eater

Merops rubicoides

Description:

large graceful bee-eater predominantly red and pink but with a turquoise crown and blue rump. A bold bird usually hawking in loose groups.

Habitat:

a common summer visitor to north and east Botswana. Breeds colonially on steep riverbanks where each pair inhabits an excavated tunnel

Notes:

this individual was hawking along a freshly cut lucerne crop close to the Limpopo River

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C.Sydes
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C.Sydes

Central District, Botswana

Spotted on Apr 13, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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