This spices of bee-eater can be easily seen at Danum Valley. They flow down to the floor and hunt for insects or snatch the insects in the air.
This bee-eater was taken last year. It has a very unique call, like a growing alarm call and a series of deep hoarse descending call notes ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. More often, we can hear it’s call but can’t see it as it normally perches concealed and only flying out to snatch insects. The male forehead is lilac, the female is red and juvenile green.