The White Fronted Bee-Eater

GoBundu will be issuing a weekly Birding Blog Post.  Each post will feature a bird that has been sighted by GoBundu on their travels around Southern Mozambique over the last 16 years, together with a link that takes you to the exact google earth location that the specific bird was sighted.  If you are a keen birder keep an eye on GoBundu Facebook page and Blog every Wednesday for specific locations on where you can spot various birdlife.

White-Fronted Bee-Eater

Click here to view the precise sighting location that GoBundu saw a White-Fronted Bee-Eater.

This open grassland area is situated between Ponta Malongane and Ponta Mamoli.  Other birds that were sighted at this exact location are:

Trumpeter Hornbill
Crowned Hornbill
Black-Collard Barbet
Carmine Bee-Eater
Little Bee-Eater
Burchells Coucal
Black-Crowned Tchagra

The crimson and white throat, white forehead, and lack of pointed tail projections are diagnostic.

Habitat:  Margins of wide, slow-flowing rivers with steep sandbanks and other freshwater expanses, also in woodland far from water.

Status:  Common resident.

Call:  ‘Querr’ and twittering noises when roosting.

Happy Birding!

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