Little Bee-eater
Merops pusillus
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The little beeeater is endemic to subsaharan Africa. It is smaller and paler than the cinnamon-chested beeeater. The top photo(MbeziBeach-Dar es Salaam, 8-20) is courtesy of Prashant Ghorpade. The juvenile (being fed in two bottom photos) lacks the dark necklace of the adult. The right 2nd row juvenile was seen in Tarangire (1-15), courtesy of Hanna Nyman. The right 6th row photo (Ruaha, 10-17) is courtesy of Brad Johnson; the 7th row (Tarangire, 10-10), is courtesy of Steve Windels. The other photos were take at Ndutu, Ruaha, Serengeti and Tarangire; click the photo above to see 19 enlargements including juveniles and immatures.

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9 All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-24 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Rick Carlson, Alex D'Ambrosio, Prashant Ghorpade
Stuart Webb, Hanna Nyman, Brad Johnson, Steve Windels, Mike Graham
A.P. Hardecker, Will Wilson

Last Update this page: 2-18-23