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  Alternate name
Merops hirundineus Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae   Family   
20 - 22 cm Length
Dry savanna, grassland & shrubland, in:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 4 White eggs, Clutch  
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet..  Food   Diet
Singly, pairs or small groups when not breeding. Habits
1167 World Number
Least Concern Status

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