The Bee Eater Merops apiaster
They catch insects in flight, often high up in the air.
The Bee Eaters plumage has very brilliant colours, though these are not especially luminous, therefore usually require a perched bird, and moderate range to be fully enjoyed.
We had parked the car, just off the main dirt road where their nests were, and I waited behind the trunk, before I finally got lucky and took a series of shots of not only one, but two Bee Eaters.
Fortunately they liked to perch out in plain sight, on fences, and on old lichen covered trees.