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White Fronted Bee Eater

The beautiful white fronted bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) is a common resident species in parts of South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Gabon, Zaire and Kenya. They are usually found more commonly in woodlands in the vicinity of rivers or lakes where they nest in the banks during September to October. When not breeding they will roost at night in large communal flocks in trees. During the day they will sit on a convenient perch and take flight to catch flying insects – often returning to the same perch. They can be seen singly or in small groups.