Carmine Bee-Eaters

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Colorful carmine bee-eaters set up a breeding colony in holes they dug in a dried-up, sandy riverbed in Zakouma National Park, Chad. During the day, bee-eaters catch honeybees and other insects, sometimes displaying them outside their holes to attract mates. At sunset the colony gathers and embarks on a mysterious, swirling flight. By nightfall the birds are back in their holes.

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    4 Responses to Carmine Bee-Eaters

    1. I wish these birds ate ants. So many ants here in Texas.


    2. These will never stand up to the almight bee-connon.


    3. we should employ these to eliminate killer bees.


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