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 Madagascar Bee-eater

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Green-headed Bee-eater  Olive Bee-eater Alternate name
Merops superciliosus Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae Family   
27-30cm Length
Dry savanna, tropical mangrove, forest, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, peatlands, shoreline, in:- Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mayotte, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine (Rare/Accidental), Yemen, Zambia, Zanzibar & Zimbabwe Habitat-Altitude-Range
2(3)4 White eggs Clutch  
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet. Food   Diet
Gregarious      Habits
1175 World Number

Least Concern

Status

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Kenya 2006_0720
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