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 Black Bee-eater

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IMG_5304b.jpg Alternate name
Merops gularis  Scientific name
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae   Family   
20cm Length
Tropical lowland, savanna, moist forest often near water in:- Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo & Uganda. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 white eggs in cavity tunnel.  Clutch  
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. Food   Diet

Not as actice as most Bee-eaters.

1160 World Number
Least Concern Status

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