Little Bee-Eater

The Little Bee-Eater (Merops pusillus) is an East African bird, and one of the smallest Bee-Eaters.

The Little Bee-Eater is bright green with a long, thin black mask around its dark eyes with a shiny blue line above the eye. It has a bright yellow throat and a chestnut belly. It has a green notched tail.

Little Bee-Eater

Little Bee-Eater

It can grow to 16 centimetres (6.5 inches) tall.

The Little Bee-Eater likes grassy locations near water.

Females lay 4-6 eggs in a nest burrowed in the grasslands.

Little Bee-Eater

Little Bee-Eater

Little Bee-Eater

Little Bee-Eater

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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