FEATHERY FRIDAY # 23

FEATHERY FRIDAY# 23

Whew! We are exhausted from celebrating Groundhog Day yesterday! But we have enough energy to head to South Africa to meet the cute little insect eating bird that we found for today’s Feathery Friday bird! Are you ready to go? Let’s do this!

MEET THE WHITE FRONTED BEE EATER!

Range/Habitat: Southern Africa/ grasslands

Diet: Insectivore: bees, insects

Length/Weight: 9”/ 1 ¼ oz

Conservation Status: Common

 

Fun Facts:

  • White Fronted Bee Eaters nest in cliffs or banks.
  • They live in groups known as clans that can have up to 16 birds.
  • Clans of White fronted bee eaters live among a colony of birds that can have up to 500 birds.
  • Each clan of White fronted bee eaters has several breeding pairs of adult birds and related “helper” birds.
  • Helper birds help with the rearing of the chicks.
  • Each clan of White fronted bee eaters is very territorial.

We love these beautiful little birds. How cool is that they live in families and help each other out! That’s why family’s are so great!

 

 

 

 

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