Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
Little Bee-eater, Tono Dam, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Tono Dam, Ghana
June 2011

The Little Bee-eater is distributed throughout most of Africa south of the Sahara except in the Congo Basin and the south. It is found in various open habitats such as savanna and is never far from water.

As its name implies it is the smallest bee-eater and has a yellow throat bordered by a black mask and gorget. It feeds on a wide variety of insects which it captures on the wing after watching from a perch on a grass stem or thorn bush.

Little Bee-eater, Tono Dam, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image
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