Merops bullockoides   White-fronted Bee-eater  Rooikeelbyvreter
White-fronted Bee-eater
Modimolle, Dec 2017

A breeding resident. Fairly common and widespread across the Waterberg, much less so in the surrounding thorn savanna (73% in, 27% out; recorded in 66% of the Waterberg pentads); frequents open and lightly wooded country, its occurrence dependent on the presence of a nearby breeding site (an earth embankment or donga) to which the birds return to roost nightly; gregarious, occurring year-round in flocks which roost and breed colonially in tunnels made in earth banks in summer.
White-fronted Bee-eater Waterberg distribution
White-fronted Bee-eater
Modimolle, Jan 2017
White-fronted Bee-eater
Modimolle, Jan 2018

Rare yellow-chested form at right-hand nest hole
White-fronted Bee-eater colony
Modimolle, Sep 2019

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