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Böhm's Bee-eater - BirdForum Opus

Photo by safariranger
Fibwe, Kasanka National Park, Zambia, July 2006
Merops boehmi


A small slender bee-eater with very long central tail streamers.


Western Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Zimbabwe


This is a monotypic species[1].


Open areas in broadleafed woodland, usually near water.


The diet includes insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in the air.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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