White-fronted Bee-eater
Merops bullockoides
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The white-fronted bee-eater will cling like a woodpecker with spread tail to the side of a mud bank to feed young or to sunbathe. Nests are burrowed into the side of a sandy hill or bank. The right upper photo was taken in Selous (11-17), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The bird with dragonfly was photographed in Arusha NP (2-08), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The other photos were taken in Ngaramtoni, Ilboru and Oldonyosambu. Click the photo above to see twenty enlargements including juveniles and immatures.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Anne Outwater, Marie-France Grenoullet, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 12-30-17