Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Merops variegatus
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The blue-breasted bee-eater is larger than the little bee-eater and has a white wedge on the lower cheek. In Tanzania it is found along the western border in reedbeds and swamps. The left upper photo was taken in Rubondo island NP, courtesy of Amos Pampy Hardecker; the right upper, at Adi Keih-Eritrea, courtesy of Jason Anderson; the left 3rd row, near Bukoba, courtesy of Per Holmen; the left 4th row, Bukoba, 9-22; right 4th row & bottom, Semliki WR-Uganda, courtesy Karine van der Vurst; and the others, Rubondo, courtesy of Paul Oliver.
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Per Holmen, Paul Oliver, Amos Pampy HardeckerKarine van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 10-30-23