Articles from March 2010

Red-bearded Bee-eater

Here’s one of everybody’s favourite, the Red-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis amictus. This large bee-eater is found in lowland and secondary forests, hawking for insects from its perch.  But unlike the other common bee-eater, the Blue-throated,  it almost never make flights above the forest canopy.  When looking for this bird, I found it easier just to listen for its deep kwok calls.