Carmine Bee Eater

Its range includes most of the northern Subsaharan regions of Africa.

The Carmine Bee Eater is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Southern carmine bee eaters form large flocks and nest in burrows dug into riverbanks. As their name suggests, they eat mainly bees though they also consume other flying insects Watch video clips from past programmes (1 clip) - In order to see this content you need to have an up-to-date version of Flash installed and Javascript turned on. Communal living Communal living Wild Africa Safety in numbers for carmine bee eater colonies. More

Those wonderful carmine bee eaters were quite a few meters away from me. Lens: 500 mm | Aperture: f 6.7 | Shutter: 1/800 sec | ISO: 250 Categories: Categories: Tags: none Photoblog Awards If you like my photoblog you can support it by bookmarking it at photoblogs. More

Picture of Merops nubicus above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Jim Kuhn
Author: Jim Kuhn
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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Meropidae
Genus : Merops
Species : nubicus
Authority : Gmelin, 1788