Northern Carmine Bee-eater

Northern Carmine Bee-eater: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — I have mentioned my fascination with Bee-eaters before. They are one of 3 families of birds that I am always on the look-out for in Africa…along with Sunbirds and Kingfishers. Of course, I am happy to see any African bird, but there is something about those three families that captures my imagination…or at least my attention. And this is one of my favorites. The Northern Carmine Bee-eater’s range in Uganda is limited to the area right around Murchison Fall National Park. There has been a suggestion that the range is limited by the availability of secondary loess deposits in which they build their tunnel nests. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/1000th. Plus .3EV. (For those of you who follow my images on my blog, this is my second post on the Northern Carmine Bee-eater…though Facebook was giving me fits posting from Uganda, so this is the bee-eater’s first appearance in my Facebook posts. 🙂

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