061. ‘JUST ARRIVED’. Carmine Bee-eater. Zikomo Lodge Area, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
The carmine bee-eater belongs to a migratory species, spending the breeding season from August to November in Zambia and Zimbabwe, before moving back to South Africa for the summer months. It then migrates to equatorial Africa from March to August. This bird has just arrived in Zambia. It will be one of thousands that will use the vertical banks of the Luangwa River to tunnel holes to breed.