Red-bearded Bee-eater taking a cicada

Dr. Redzlan Abdul Rahman’s study of a Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) catching a cicada comes from nearby Malaysia. His observation complements an earlier post by SK Foo that documented a bee-eater catching a lizard and a cicada. In that instance, at Panti Forest in Johor, the prey was for the nestlings.

Here, there is no evidence of a nest nearby. Anyway, cicada has been listed as one of the many insects taken by the Red-bearded Bee-eater.

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