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Bee-eater - Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Merops oreobates


Similar to Little Bee-eater but much larger; dark green above and deeper rufous-cinnamon below; a yellow throat, a conspicuous white cheek spot and a black gorget; black band through the eye; may or may not have a blue line above the eye Sexes are alike Photo taken at Samburu National Park, Kenya


Highland and forest edge. Generally, between 1800-2300m above sea-level.


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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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Isiolo, Kenya

Lat: 0.56, Long: 37.61

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

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