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Bee-eater id please; Kenya (1 Viewer)

Andy Hurley

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No Kenya exp, but from the fat Chamberlain, Bird of Africa etc, it looks like Cinnamon-chested Bee-Eater
 

Wiganlad

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Size and habitat crucial
Cinnamon-chested: highland forest bird and much larger than Little Bee-eater from dry savannah (looks almost identical)
That was my concern. I can't be sure where the slide was taken but we went to Samburu, Nakuru/Naivasha, Mara, Nairobi NP, Tsavo East if that helps.
 

Andy Hurley

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This bird appears to have a squarish tail and large breast band, which threw me. Also I was not sure of the colour of the supercilium of the Cinnamon -chested in the book, as I am a bit colour blind for some colours. Habitat, I agree is also a major factor. I have a photo of 3 Little Bee-Eaters my wife took in Namibia that has a slimmer breast band. Are these larger in Kenya
 

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Wiganlad

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This bird appears to have a squarish tail and large breast band, which threw me. Also I was not sure of the colour of the supercilium of the Cinnamon -chested in the book, as I am a bit colour blind for some colours. Habitat, I agree is also a major factor. I have a photo of 3 Little Bee-Eaters my wife took in Namibia that has a slimmer breast band. Are these larger in Kenya
Interesting comment Andy. I have another old slide clumsily converted to digital which I will post along side this one of mine to see if we can get any more clarification
 

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