White-fronted bee-eater

White-fronted bee-eater

C002/9775 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 34.9MB

Downloadable file size: 1.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: White-fronted bee-eater (Merops bullockoides). This colourful bird 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. Whitefronted bee-eaters are found from Kenya to South Africa. Photographed in Botswana.

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

Keywords: 1, adult, africa, african, animal, bee eater, biological, biology, bird, botswana, bright, colourful, colours, coraciiformes, family meropidae, fauna, feathers, insect feeder, insectivore, insectivorous, merops bullockoides, nature, near passerine, one, ornithological, ornithology, perched, perching, plumage, resting, single, white-fronted bee-eater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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