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Northern Carmine Bee-eater

Scientific name: Merops nubicus
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Meropidae

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The Northern Carmine Bee-eater is found throughout Northern subsaharan Africa. Their diet is made up primarily of bees and other flying insects, such as grasshoppers and locusts. The main hunting strategy of bee-eater is to keep watch for flying insects from a perch, and then snatch them out of the air using their beaks, before returning to the perch.

Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/500s f/5.0 at 300mm ISO 800 full exif

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