White-fronted bee-eater

White-fronted bee-eater

C029/6355 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.0MB

Downloadable file size: 11.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: White-fronted bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) perched on a branch with a butterfly in its beak. This colourful bird is found from Kenya to South Africa, where it nests in colonies in the banks of rivers and streams. As their name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly feed on flying insects, especially bees and wasps. They remove the sting from the bee by hitting it on a hard surface, where the pressure of the impact extracts most of the venom from the sting. Photographed in Zimanga Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: african, animal, animals, beak, bee eater, bill, biological, biology, bird, birds, branch, brightly coloured, butterfly, caught, colored, colorful, colourful, eating, fauna, feeding, food, insect, kwazulu natal, kwazulu-natal, merops bullockoides, nature, no-one, nobody, ornithological, ornithology, perched, perching, prey, south africa, white fronted, white-fronted bee-eater, wildlife, zimanga reserve, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.