A pair of carmine bee-eater birds on a branch

Southern carmine bee-eater

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

Rank: Species

Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Southern carmine bee-eater taxa

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.

Habitats

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.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

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