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Bee-eater - White-throated Bee-eater

Merops albicollis

Description:

A pale blue-green bee-eater; striking black and white head pattern; black crown, throat bans with a black stripe through eye; tawny nape; log central tail feathers, females have a shorter tail feather; in-flight wings have cinnamon colour Sexes alike Photo taken at Samburu National Park, Kenya

Habitat:

Savannah; semi-desert areas

Notes:

Excavate their nest in holes in flat, bare ground. Info taken from 1. Birds of East Africa by Dave Richards 2. Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

Beautiful spotting, Karan. I remember these birds. Samburu is an amazing place. Thanks for sharing.

Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Samburu, Kenya

Lat: 0.57, Long: 37.54

Spotted on May 21, 2019
Submitted on May 31, 2019

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