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Latin name

 

Merops nubicoides

Family

 

Tree birds

Size

 

Length 33-38 cm

Weight

 

51 - 75 g

Colour

 

Rose-red body, pinker below; crown and undertail blue; rump green; face mask black.

Appearance

 

Other bee-eaters with long central tail feathers, but southern carmine bee-eater's large size and generally pink or red colour distinctive.

Habitat

 

Savanna, marshes, woodland and riverine bush, especially in lowveld.