white fronted bee eater

July 30, 2017 - White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)

These bee-eaters are found in parts of Africa, primarily below the equator. They eat mostly bees, as well as beetles, flies, dragonflies, damselflies, moths, butterflies, and grasshoppers, usually catching them in flight. They are cooperative breeders and nest in colonies in riverbank burrows. Non-breeding birds assist their relatives with the care of their chicks.