Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Merops variegatus
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The blue-breasted bee-eater is larger than the little bee-eater and has a white wedge on the lower cheek. In Tanzania it is found along the western border in reedbeds and swamps. The left photo was taken near Bukoba (7-16), courtesy of Per Holmen. The right photo was taken at Adi Keih (Eritrea, 1-09), courtesy of Jason Anderson; click it to see several enlargements.
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Steve Clark, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 8-14-16