European bee-eater
Appearance
In the region the only bee-eater with a chestnut crown and mantle, and a yellow back.
juvenile has a green back but its pale blue underparts should eliminate confusion with other bee-eaters in the region.
Habitat
Thornveld, open broad-leaved woodland, fynbos and adjecent grassy areas.
Call
A far carrying flight call: a frog-like 'prrrup' and 'krroop-krroop'.

Names
(en) European bee-eater
(sc) Merops apiaster
(nl) Bijeneter
(af) Europese byvreter