Species of Thailand
Thai: นกจาบคาเคราแดง, nok jaap khaa khrao daeng
Binomial name: Nyctyornis amictus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1824
The red-bearded bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) is a large species of bee-eater found in the Indo-Malayan subregion of South-east Asia. This species is found in openings in patches of dense forest.
Like other bee-eaters, they are colourful birds with long tails, long decurved beaks and pointed wings. They are large bee-eaters, predominantly green, with a red colouration to face that extends on to the slightly hanging throat feathers to form the “beard”.
Like other bee-eaters, they predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in flight from perches concealed in foliage. They hunt alone or in pairs, rather than in flocks, and sit motionless for long periods before pursuing their prey.
Like other bee-eaters, they nest in burrows tunnelled into the side of sandy banks, but do not form colonies.
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- Nyctyornis amictus
- Thai: นกจาบคาเคราแดง, nok jaap khaa khrao daeng
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Bang Lang National Park
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Kaeng Krung National Park
- Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kui Buri National Park
- San Kala Khiri National Park
- Sri Phang-nga National Park
- Thale Ban National Park
Range map of Nyctyornis amictus in Thailand
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