White-fronted Bee-eater

Merops bullockoides

White-fronted Bee-eater, Merops bullockoides, photo © by Michael Plagens

Savanna habitat near Lake Elementaita, Nakuru, Kenya. December 2015.

From Wikipedia: This bee-eater has a distinctive white forehead, a square tail and a bright red patch on the throat. They nest in small colonies, digging holes in cliffs or earthen banks but can usually be seen in low trees waiting for passing insects from which they hunt either by making quick hawking flights or gliding down before hovering briefly to catch insects.

Meropidae -- Bee-eater Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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