Carmine Bee-Eaters of Kalizo

Carmine Bee-Eaters of Kalizo

Carmine Bee-Eaters Kalizo

Carmine Bee-Eaters Kalizo – On the banks of the Zambezi river at Kalizo near Katima Mulilo lies one of the last substantial breeding colonies of this incredible birds. This species is a richly coloured bird, predominantly carmine in colour, but with the crown and under-tail coverts blue.

Their diet is made up primarily of bees and flying insects, and catching them involves hawking flying insects from their perches. These may include branches of vegetation or even the backs of large animals. They are attracted to bush wildfires because of the flushed insects that are moving away to escape the fire and heat.

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Carmine Bee-Eaters Kalizo

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