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Northern Carmine Bee-eater

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Alternate name
Merops nubicus Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae Family   
38cm Length
Dry savanna, grassland, shrubland, pastureland, fens, bogs, marshes, often near fresh water, below 1,200m in:- Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 - 5 White eggs. Nests in large collonies. Clutch  
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. locusts, grasshoppers, wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet..  Food   Diet
gregarious at all times. Habits
1181 World Number

Least Concern


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