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Little bee-eater (Merops pusillus), Saadani national park, Tanzania

This is an abundant and tame bird, familiar throughout its range of Sub-Sahara Africa. There have been estimated to be between 60-80 million little bee-eaters. It breeds in open country with bushes, preferably near water. Just as the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch.

Year: 2016

From album: Linking Tourism & Conservation in East- and South Africa

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Africa East fauna Grid National Parks South wildlife

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