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Includes Blue-moustached Bee-eater
There are 2 subspecies:
A proposal has surfaced to split this into two species, with Merops mentalis becoming Blue-moustached Bee-eater. This is not currently accepted by many world wide checklists, and the Opus is therefore not following suit at this time.
Canopy of lowland rain forest.
The diet includes small butterflies, honeybees and other large insects.
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