Southern Carmine Bee-eater - Merops nubicoides

Length 9.4-10.6 in (24.0-27.0 cm)
Weight 1.6-2.2 oz (44-61 g)
Clutch Size 2-5
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Southern Carmine Bee-eater is found in sub-equatorial Africa. The sexes are similar. They are a socialable species and gather in large flocks both in and out of breeding season. The above length does not include the streamers on their tail which can range from 9.5-12 cm more.

Diet is mostly bees and other flying insects. They are attracted to wildfires because it flushes insects.

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