Swallow-tailed Bee-eater - Merops hirundineus

Length 9.1 in (23.0 cm)
Weight 0.6-1.0 oz (18-29 g)
Clutch Size 2-4
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Swallow-tailed Bee-eater is found in sub-equatorial Africa. The forked tail and coloration make this bird easily identified. The sexes are similar. They nest in small colonies in sandy banks or other flat ground.

Diet is mostly bees and other flying insects.

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