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Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Merops oreobates

ML58647


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Jennifer F. M. Horne
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25.0 km E of Baringo; Laikipia; Mukutan
Rift Valley, Kenya
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Latitude and Longitude 0.5333, 36.45 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Female – 1
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call; Non-vocal; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
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Comments

NOTES: (Breeding Status: Breeding. Gen. Climate: Arid, cyclic wet-dry. Cover Density: Open, medium.) Two feeding young and male singing from his song perch as female at nest. Male also fed. They nested here in the Mukutan at the beginning of the gorge dropoff and there is a[n] earth bank under the cliff. There is a section where the bee-eater is "breaking" an insect by bashing it on a branch. Other Behaviors: Advertise, Mate, Care For Young. Habitat: Forest, Deciduous Forest, River, Riparian, Second-growth, Scrub, Canyon, Bank, Edge, Rocky.

Technical Information

Recorder
STELLAVOX SP7
Microphone
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
20 Feb 2002 by Annette Nadeau
Digitized
14 Feb 2012 by Brad Walker
Edited

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