Red-bearded Bee-eater

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nyctyornis amictus

Red-bearded Bee-eater

The Red-bearded Bee-eater is a colorful bird with long tail, long decurved beak and pointed wings.

It is a large species of bee-eater, measuring 12.20 inches long and weighs 61 - 92 grams.

They are predominantly green, with a red coloration to face that extends on to the slightly hanging throat feathers to form the “beard”. Their eyes are orange.

They have a unique song, a series of descending frog-like croaks.

Predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in flight from perches concealed in foliage.

Found in openings in patches of dense forest.

Found in the Indo-Malayan subregion of South-east Asia.

Like other bee-eaters, they nest in burrows tunneled into the side of sandy banks, but do not form colonies.




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