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Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater closeup at Arusha National Park A gorgeous bird to spot in the wild, and it's in my favorite category of birds. Note that the sexes are alike: females are as beautiful as males, which is uncommon for birds. Africa,Arusha,Arusha National Park,Little Bee-eater,Merops pusillus,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater closeup at Arusha National Park

A gorgeous bird to spot in the wild, and it's in my favorite category of birds. Note that the sexes are alike: females are as beautiful as males, which is uncommon for birds.

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  1. I love bee-eaters, they are so colouful! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Same here, along with turacos my favorite birds. And every time I think I've seen them all, a new one pops up :) Posted 6 years ago

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The Little Bee-eater is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is resident in much of sub-Saharan Africa. It should not be confused with the Little Green Bee-eater, ''Merops orientalis''. Migration is limited to seasonal movements depending on rainfall patterns.

This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured, slender bird. It has green upper parts, yellow throat, black gorget, and rich brown upper breast fading to buffish ocre on the belly. The wings are.. more

Species identified by WildFlower
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 23, 2013. Captured Aug 29, 2013 14:29.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/800s
  • ISO2000
  • 400mm