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Little Bee-eater

Merops pusillus


This is a brightly-coloured African bee-eater, the smallest one, some 15cm in length. They have green upper parts, yellow throats, black gorgets, and rich brown upper breasts fading to buffish ocre on the belly.


Observed on a border of a swamp in urban setting.


Sorry for the poor quality of shots - these three belonged to a last two dozens of shots stolen from dusk, and shot from a distance... In normal situations, I would record the spotting in my log, but would discard these shots. However, as this ended as the unique occasion I saw this beauty in Nigeria, I decided to keep at least these few shots...

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Bayelsa, Nigeria

Lat: 4.90, Long: 6.30

Spotted on Oct 18, 2018
Submitted on Dec 24, 2018

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