Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Merops oreobates, cinnamon-chested bee-eater, guepier montagnard, abejaruco montano, birds of kenya, birds of africa, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya
Names, conservation status and distribution
Merops oreobates, cinnamon-chested bee-eater, guepier montagnard, abejaruco montano, birds of kenya, birds of africa, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya
Champagne Ridge, Kajiado
Merops oreobates, cinnamon-chested bee-eater, guepier montagnard, abejaruco montano, birds of kenya, birds of africa, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya
Champagne Ridge, Kajiado

The cinnamon-chested Bee-eater (Merops oreobates) is a species of bird in the family Meropidae. They are found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. This bird can be distinguished from the somewhat similar little bee-eater by their larger size, darker colouring, white cheek patches, and the upland habitat where they are found. This bird lives in upland regions, usually between 1,800 and 2,300 m and can be found associated with wooded hillsides and forest edges, clearings, plantations, and gardens. Their diet consists mainly of honeybees although they also eat moths, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, and other flying insects.

Source : Wikipedia