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Southern Carmine Bee-eater

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Alternate name
Merops nubicoides Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae   Family   
38cm Length
Savanna, grassland, shrubland, mangrove, pastureland, fens, bogs, marshes, often near fresh water, in:- Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-5 eggs. Nests in large collonies. Clutch  
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. butterflies, dragonflies, wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet..  Food   Diet
They defend their nests vigorously against reptiles and birds of prey. They use large animals as a roving vantage point, from which they hawk their prey. Habits
1182 World Number
Least Concern Status

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