Northern Carmine Bee-eater
Merops nubicus (Coraciiformes - Meropidae), commonly known as Northern Carmine Bee-eater, is a species of bee-eater living from Senegal E to Eritrea, and S to N Kenya.
These beautiful birds have carmine upperparts and belly, and azure to olive-green rump and undertail-coverts. The blue colour varies with the light. On the head, the Northern Carmine Bee-eater has greenish-blue forehead, crown, chin and cheeks, and darker olive-green throat. These colours may appear blue, blackish or greenish-blue according to the light. There is a well-defined black mask.
Photo credit: ©Frans Vandewalle
Locality: Lake Chad, Cameroon