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Police Service: 016 970 1031/2
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Published: 13 Oct 2017

Rooikeelbyvreter/White-fronted bee-eater

Die rooikeelbyvreter (Merops bullockoides) is ‘n byvreter en algemene standvoël wat in sub-ekwatoriale Afrika voorkom waar dit in grasvelde en savanne leef; gewoonlik naby riviere en watermassas. Die voël staan as die White-fronted Bee-eater in Engels bekend.

Die voël is 22 tot 24 cm lank, weeg 30 tot 40 gram en is grotendeels groen van kleur. Die keel is wit-en-karmosyn, dit het ‘n wit wangstreep en frons. Die kruis, dye en fondament is treffend blou. Die stertvere is nie verleng nie. Die jonger voël is valer met ‘n groen kroon.

Hulle vang af en toe prooi op die grond.

The white-fronted bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) is a species of bee-eater widely distributed in sub-equatorial Africa.

They have a distinctive white forehead, a square tail and a bright red patch on their throat. They nest in small colonies, digging holes in cliffs or earthen banks but can usually be seen in low trees waiting for passing insects from which they hunt either by making quick hawking flights or gliding down before hovering briefly to catch insects.  This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured, slender bird, but with a distinctive black mask, white forehead, square tail and a bright red throat. The upperparts are green, with cinnamon underparts. The call is a deep squeak.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

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