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Carmine Bee-eater

Merops rubicoides


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


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


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

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Central District, Botswana

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

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