Photo of the Week – 2 July 2019

Southern Carmine Bee Eater © Andre Demblon

The Southern Carmine Bee Eater – Merops nubicoides – formerly the Carmine Bee Eater, occurs across sub-equatorial Africa. They build burrows 1-2 metres deep into dry riverbanks. A whole colony will occupy the same stretch, making for dramatic displays as they come and go from their burrows.


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