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Size: 32 cm
Location: Bukit Tinggi (Pahang)
Unmistakable; its massive build and red ‘beard’ are diagnostic. This species and the blue-bearded Bee-eater form their unique genus.
A characteristic croaking aark, aark plus a growling alarm call.
Strictly a forest bird found within primary and mature secondary rainforest, from the lowlands to lower mountain elevations. Unlike Merops bee-eaters, this is an inconspicuous bird that perches at middle or upper storey level, often under cover. Hawks for insects and nests in burrows like other bee-eaters.
A fairly common resident in south Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Brunei.
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