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Red-throated Bee-eater

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Alternate name
Merops bulocki Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae Family   
23cm             Length
Tropical lowland moist forest & shrubland, dry savanna, usually near water, rivers, streams, creeks, pools, marshes, in:- Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch, wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet. Food   Diet
1162 World Number

Least Concern


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