Red-bearded_Bee-eater_(Female) Jason Thompson CCby 2.0

Red-bearded bee-eater

The red-bearded bee-eater is a species which is found (as the map shows) in the far south east of the Asian continent. Generally preferring openings in dense forest

It tends to sit motionless for periods of time, before it sets out on its hunts. Like other bee-eaters, it catches various insects in flight, but particularly bees, wasps and hornets.

As with other bee-eaters, it digs long nest tunnels, up to 1m deep, into river banks.

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