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.

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  1. yap teong seng says:

    Saw a pair of the red brearded bee eater from our 6th floor apartment balcony, on the the 15th of March 2011 around 9am perched on a tall tree next to the Guard house at Silverlake Aparments,Frasers Hill.The Female bird caught a medium size cicada and was seen to be offering it to her mate.. The Male did not take the offfer but iinstead flew off to a higher perch in the tree to do some sun bathing and grooming. thats when he exposed his beautiful form and colourful plumage to us.. made our day..

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