Somali Bee-eater (Merops revoilii)

Somali Bee-eater

Photo@Raymond Galea

Somali Bee-eater is a small bee-eater, about seventeen centimetres long. It prefers arid country and desert areas where it may be locally common. It feeds on small flying insects which it catches in short dashes from a low perch. It is either solitary or found in pairs. It nests in the banks of road cuttings and in the sides of deep wells. In Kenya it breeds between March and June.

In Kenya it is found in areas like Samburu and Meru National Park, Lake Baringo and Tsavo East.

About kenyabirding

I am passionate about ornithology and the environment. I love to bird watch anywhere I can! I am involved with the Lake Baringo Biodiversity Conservation Group and also run an local eco-tourism company Silent Fliers of Kenya Safaris that specializes in birding, Wildlife photography and general wildlife holidays in East Africa
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One Response to Somali Bee-eater (Merops revoilii)

  1. Rayya says:

    Brilliant photograph 🙂

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