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This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly-coloured, slender bird. It is set apart from other bee-eaters with its combination of yellow throat, black gorget, turquoise underparts and brown and yellow back
Sexes are alike but juveniles lack tail streamers and the gorget is less pronounced and generally duller and greener..
The flight call is a very distinctive and made up of liquid and melodious notes.
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