White Fronted Bee Eater
The bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) is a colorful, small bird. They're easy to see because they have so many vivid colors, especially when they're flying. Bright colors, especially red, are a beautiful sight to behold!
Most of them live in Africa and Asia, though there are some varieties on other continents. While they eat any type of flying insect, their diet consists of mostly honey bees. The birds only catch insect that are flying and ignore the insects once they land. Before eating its meal, the bird removes the sting by repeatedly hitting and rubbing the insect on a hard surface. While doing this, pressure is applied to the insect thereby extracting most of the venom.
They have a distinctive white forehead, a square tail and a bright red patch on their throat. They nest in small colonies, digging holes in cliffs or earthen banks but can usually be seen in low trees waiting for passing insects from which they hunt either by making quick hawking flights or gliding down before hovering briefly to catch insects. (Info from Wikipedia)
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