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White-throated Bee-eater

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Mabamba Bay Wetland System, Uganda.

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Merops albicollis Scientific name
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae Family
28 cm Length
Tropical mangrove, hot deserts, dry grassland, savanna, shrubland often near water, in:- Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Rwanda, Togo, Yemen, Zambia. Habitat
 6 to 7 White eggs care by both parents and up to 5 older offspring. Clutch
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet. Food  
1170 - TSN: 554653 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA:- Afrikaans: Witkeelbyvreter
Czech: Vlha belohrdlá, vlha bělohrdlá
Danish: Hvidstrubet Biæder
German: Weißkehlpint, Weißkehlspint
English: Black-crowned Bee-eater, Eastern White-throated Bee-eater, White-throated Bee Eater, White-throated Bee-eater, Whitethroated Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco de Garganta Blanca, Abejaruco Gorgiblanco
Estonian: kõrbe-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: aavikkomehiläissyöjä, Kaulusmehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à gorge blanche
Italian: Gruccione golabianca
Japanese: nodojirohachikui
Japanese: ノドジロハチクイ
Latin: Aerops albicollis, Merops albicolis, Merops albicollis, Merops albicollis albicollis, Merops albicollis major
Lithuanian: Baltagurklis bitininkas
Dutch: Witkeelbijeneter
Norwegian: Sebrabieter
Polish: zolna bialogardla, żołna białogardła
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-garganta-branca
Russian: Бело горлая щурка
Slovak: vcelárik bielohrdlý, včelárik bielohrdlý
Swedish: Vitstrupig biätare
Swahili: Kerem Koo-jeupe
Turkish: Alaca Arıkuşu
Chinese: 白喉蜂虎


Merops albicollis

Merops albicollis albicollis

Merops albicollis major


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