Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52409

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Meropidae
Genus:Merops
Genus species:Merops bullockoides

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:22-24 cm
Weight:35 g
Identification:The white-fronted bee-eater has green wings, back, and tail. It has a turquoise eyebrow, a yellow throat with a black collar, and yellow underparts.
Habitat:Open woodlands, rivers, savannas
Diet:Carnivore: flying insects
Reproduction:September and October are the months during which these bee-eaters breed. They nest in burrows and incubate their 2-6 eggs for 20 days.
When not roosting together in trees, bee-eaters are solitary or form small groups.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:perching birds
White-fronted bee-eater
Bee eaters
Coraciiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52409