Madagascar (Olive) Bee-eater
Merops superciliosus
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The Madagascar bee-eater is similar to the blue-cheeked bee-eater, but note the brown cap, the white borders along the eye mask and the reddish-brown throat. The upper pair was photographed in Mbagala-Dar es Salaam (8-20), courtesy of Prashant Ghorpade. The left 2nd row immature was seen in Meru NP (Kenya, 3-13), courtesy of Mike Graham; the right 2nd row juvenile, in Tarangire (5-11), courtesy of Colin Beale. The right lower bird (Usambara Mountains, 12-11) is courtesy of Stein Ø. Nilsen. The other photos were taken at Lake Chala (4-11), courtesy of Lyn Waltenberg. Click the left lower photo to see 10 enlargements including immatures.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Lyn Waltenberg, Colin Beale, Karine Van der Vurst, Amos Pampy Hardecker
Mike Graham, Paul Oliver, David Bygott, Prashant Ghorpade, Stein Ø. Nilsen

Last Update this page: 8-07-22