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Swallow Tailed Bee-Eater: The Mating Game


Sharifa
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Between Kalahari Tented Camp and Gemsbokplein in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park you will see many Swallow Tailed bee Eaters. They nest in the banks of the road.

 

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If you park off and with some patience and luck you might just se a male catch a moth

 

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and then offer it to the female

 

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He will then sit proudly chest puffed out, while she sums him out to se if he will be a good provider

 

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Hmmm....I wonder?

 

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He looks OK

 

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Its just Warm Love.....see the video below.

 

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africapurohit

A great sequence of images!

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kittykat23uk

Lovely! I love bee-eaters. What months can you see them in the park in good number? :)

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Rainbirder

Superb series!!!

Who needs a flower bouquet anyway?

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Thank you @@africapurohit and @@Rainbirder (I do have a weakness for chocolates :) )

 

@@kittykat23uk - we have been to KTP in April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan and have always seen them. Thry are resident. In winter you can see many of them all huddled together on a branch. We want to experience a KTP winter too and will be there end July and August so wiil report back after trhat trip.

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