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Monday, July 29, 2013

Carmine Bee-eater

A smallish with an unmistakable rose red colour and a blue crown, undertail and green rump.

Migrates to Zimbabwe from August to November when not breeding.

Always found in huge flocks.

Make nests in the side of river banks.

Feed on flying insects.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa


Firefly said...

Beautiful birds. Wish we had them around here.

Gaelyn said...

One of my favorites seen at Kruger.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thanks for bringing back amazing memories of the low veldt where we spent days watching them at a nesting site. Lovely photos. have a good week Diane

OneStonedCrow said...

Lovely Colours ...