Black Bee-Eater
Similar Birds:
 Green Bee-Eater
 Rainbow Bee-Eater
 Little Bee-Eater
 European Bee-Eater
 Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater
 Olive Bee-Eater
 Somali Bee Eater
 Black-Headed Bee-Eater

Black Bee-Eater
Photographer: Aviceda

Latin Name Merops gularis
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour See below
Length - cm (- inches)
Wingspan - cm (- inches)
Weight - g (- oz)
Life Expectancy - Yrs

Main Characteristics

Black Bee-Eaters are black with a red chin and throat. They have a streaked breast, pale blue eyebrows, belly, under-tail coverts and rump. They have rufous coloured primaries.


Black Bee-Eaters are found in Africa.


Black Bee-Eaters feed on flying insects.


There are two subspecies of the Black Bee-Eater:

Merops gularis australis
Merops gularis gularis

Interesting Facts

Black Bee-Eaters belong to the Meropidae family.

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