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Red-bearded Bee-eater

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Alternate name
Nyctyornis amictus Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae   Family   
25-26 cm  Length
Moist and swamp forest, lakes, rivers, streams, creeks bogs, marshes, rural areas, gardens, up to 1,500 m, in:- [Indonesia:- Bangka, Sumatra] [Island of Borneo:- Brunei] Malaysia, Myanmar & Thailand. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet..  Food   Diet
1157 World Number
Least Concern Status

 view photos Photo May 26, 2007 by tuckhoon all rights reserved

view photos  Photo by nittynorns all rights reserved

Mike (NO captive birds) in Thailand

wpe779.jpg (3637 bytes) Red-bearded Bee-eater song
(Nyctyornis amictus)
David Edwards XC19107
?-4-2006, Malaysia

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