African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ceyx pictus) by Rainbirder at Abuko Forest Reserve, Gambia: A tiny Kingfisher which prefers small shaded forest pools where it feeds mainly on insects. These wee birds positively golw in the dark gloomy understory of the forest. #Birds #African_Pygmy_Kingfisher #Rainbirder
Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) (formerly Carmine Bee-eater) occurs across sub-equatorial Africa, ranging from KwaZulu-Natal and Namibia to Gabon, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya. This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured,striking bird, predominantly carmine in colouration, but with the crown and undertail coverts blue.