2012 photographic safari - Africaraw

Etosha National Park

carmine bee-eater surveys his colony along the Zambesi river, Kalizo Lodge, Caprivi strip, Namibia
Biology Note:-They prefer vertical river banks for horizontal tunneling when breeding, but as demonstrated by this group along the Zambesi they can readily dig vertical burrows in level surfaces with the nest of 2-5 eggs at the end of a 1-2m long burrow.

Caprivi stripKalizo LodgeNamibiaSouthern Carmine Beeeater Merops nubicoides