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Somali Bee-eater

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Merops revoilii Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae   Family   
17 cm Length
Dry shrubland, coastal sand dunes, dry savanna, desert and arable land. in:- Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia (vagrant), Somalia, Sudan & Tanzania. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. Wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet. Food   Diet
1169 World Number
Least Concern Status

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