Southern carmine bee eaters form large flocks and nest in burrows dug into riverbanks. As their name suggests, they eat mainly bees though they also consume other flying insects
Scientific name: Merops nubicoides
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Southern carmine bee-eater can be found in a number of locations including: Africa. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Southern carmine bee-eater distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
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