Southern Carmine Bee-eaters leave no color unused. The visually striking, social gregarious birds are aptly named – they nab lots of bees from a branch or the backs of large animals. The bee-eaters delight participants of Africa birding tours. They breed from August to November in Zimbabwe and Zambia, migrating to South Africa during the summer and north to equatorial Africa for the winter months of March through August.
Southern Carmine Bee-eater
Video of a Southern Carmine Bee-eater colony near Kaingo, Zambia: