Suni-Ridge is in the midst of a unique birding area with over 400 species recorded in surrounding areas. This beautiful European Bee Eater has a limited range in South Africa where it homes for summer months after migrating from Europe. It is one of the many 350 species of birds recorded at our Sanctuary. Their impact on bee populations is known to not be very significant being only 1% of worker bees where they feed as they also feed on other insects, during flight. Of interest is that they remove the sting from the bee before eating it, by hitting the bee on a hard surface.
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