“The Enigmatic Beauty Of The Blue-Moustached Bee-Eater: Nature’s Flying Gem”



an easily overlooked forest bee-eater of West and Central africa, often found in the forest interior and near forest edge or tree-fall gaps. Dark overall, with a bluish to blue-purple head, belly, and tail, a red throat, a dark eye-line, and a reddish back. May overlap locally with Blue-headed Bee-eater in South-West region, Cameroon, but Blue-moustached Bee-eater has a dark forehead and a noticeable eye-line. Calls include a seldom-heard, two-parted “ji-up!”


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