Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides)

Carmine Bee-eater

It is a large, slender, striking bee-eater, with carmine pink and teal blue plumage, black facial mask, black bill, and long-pointed tail. Large groups often aggregate in recently-burned bushes, catching flying insects. These birds are colonial breeders, burrowing holes into sandbanks. Their call is characterized by more rasping “trik-trik-tirk” notes than their … Read more