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European Bee-eater
Dinaka, Mar 2019

A non-breeding summer visitor from the Palearctic, present between Oct and Mar. The most frequently recorded bee-eater in the Waterberg, it is common and widespread and likely to be found in both open and wooded country (recorded in 89% of the Waterberg pentads); gregarious, it is typically found in flocks of 10-20 birds with larger numbers gathering at night-time roosts and when migrating. The birds are often detected flying high overhead from the sound of their melodious calls.
European Bee-eater Waterberg distribution
European Bee-eater
Dinaka, Jan 2018
European Bee-eater
Lindani, Feb 2018
European Bee-eater in flight
Lindani, Feb 2018

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