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Bee-eater - Little Bee-eater

Merops pusillus


Small bee-eater; green above with a yellow throat and a well defined black gorget; dull cinnamon-rufous underparts. TWO races are common: meridionalis (widespread) has a short, narrow blue stripe just over the eye-mask and a blue top edge to the gorget; cyanostictus has a longer blue superciliary stripes joining over the bill, and a thin purplish-blue top edge to the gorget. Photo taken at Ndutu area, Tanzania


common in bushed and wooded grassland, open woodland from sea level to 2200m.


Info taken from: Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Simiyu, Tanzania

Spotted on Jan 5, 2018
Submitted on Mar 21, 2020

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