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Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

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Photo © by Tom Tarrant Ruhija, Bwindi National Park, Uganda, January 2006
Photo © by Tom Tarrant
Ruhija, Bwindi National Park, Uganda, January 2006
Merops oreobates


[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: Equatorial Guinea and Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Forest clearings, woodland, urban gardens, 1600m a.s.l.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet mostly of flying insects - bees, moths, dragonflies, etc.

[edit] Breeding

They nest in burrows.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Avibase
  3. Kenya Birds
  4. AvianWeb
  5. BF Member observations

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