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.