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The White-fronted Bee-eater (Afrikaans name Rooikeelbyvreter) is a local, coomon resident, largely restricted to the rivers with high river banks where they excavate their nests.

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The normally disperse during the day, hawking for insects mostly large dragonflies, we watched this one as he flew, caught the dragonfly.

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He then proceeded to bash the dragonfly against the branch to subdue it before swallowing it eventually.

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It was fascinating to watch and a first time for us seeing this beautiful little bird and seeing the action in real life.

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We saw him near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park.

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