Northern carmine and European bee-eaters in Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania
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Info. Northern carmine and European bee-eaters in Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania
With their colourful feathers and long curved beaks, you can see why bee-eaters are considered among the most beautiful of birds – and highly prized by photographers. There are about 25 species of bee-eaters that live throughout tropical and subtropical parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. They're medium-sized and both males and females have similar plumage. This group perching in Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania is mostly made up of the northern carmine variety – with blue-green heads and mostly red bodies – plus a few European bee-eaters.