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European Bee-eater
Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops apiaster

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.117

Protonym:
  Merops Apiaster

Avibase ID:
  66AA3934DBAD18BC

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554661

Geographic range:

  • Merops apiaster: S Palearctic; winters to sub-Saharan Africa and w India
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  European Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha pestrá
German:
  Bienenfresser
Danish:
  Biæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco Europeo
Finnish:
  mehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier d'Europe
Icelandic:
  Býsvelgur
Italian:
  Gruccione
Japanese:
  yo-roppahachikui
Japanese:
  ヨーロッパハチクイ
Dutch:
  Bijeneter
Norwegian:
  Bieter
Polish:
  żołna
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco-comum
Portuguese (Brazil):
  European Bee-eater
Russian:
  Золотистая щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik zlatý
Swedish:
  biätare
Chinese:
  黄喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Guêpier d'Europe ( Merops apiaster)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Guêpier d'Europe ( Merops apiaster)
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   European Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster)
Oriental Bird Club:
   European Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster)
James Lee Peters:
    Merops apiaster
James Lee Peters (original):
    Merops apiaster
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Merops apiaster
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   European Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   European Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   European Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops apiaster
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops apiaster

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Europese Byvreter
Arabic: القارية, القارية الأوربية, الوروار الاوروبي, الوروار الشائع, خضيري  زياني، قارور
Asturian: Abeyeru
Azerbaijani: Qızılı qızlarquşu
Belarusian: Шчурка-пчалаедка
Bulgarian: Обикновен пчелояд
Breton: Ar gwespetaer-boutin
Catalan: Abellerol, Abellerol comú
Catalan (Balears): Abellerol
Czech: Vlha pestrá
Welsh: Gwybedog y gwenyn
Danish: Biæder
German: Bienenfresser, Europäischer Bienenfresser
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκός) Μελισσοφάγος, Μελισσοφάγος
Greek (Cypriot): Μελισσοφάγος
English: Bee-eater, Eurasian Bee-eater, European Bee Eater, European Bee-eater, Golden Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Eurasian Bee-eater
Esperanto: abelman^gulo
Spanish: Abejaruco, Abejaruco Comun, Abejaruco Común, Abejaruco Europeo
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Europeo
Estonian: Mesilasenäpp
Basque: Abellerol, Erlatxoria
Persian: زنبورخوار معمولی
Finnish: Mehiläissyöjä
Faroese: Býflugubítur
French: Guêpier d’Europe, Guêpier d'Europe
Irish: Beachadóir Eorpach
Galician: Abellaruco, Abellerol
Hebrew: שרקרק, שרקרק מצוי
Croatian: Pcelarica, Pčelarica
Hungarian: Gyurgyalag
Armenian: [Voskeguyn Meghvaker ], Ոսկեգույն Մեղվակեր, Սոկեգույն Մեղվակեր
Icelandic: Býsvelgur
Italian: Gruccione, Gruccione comune, Gruccione europeo
Japanese: yoaroppahachikui, yōroppa hachi-kui, yo-roppahachikui
Japanese: ヨアロッパハチクイ, ヨーロッパハチクイ
Japanese (Kanji): ヨーロッパ蜂喰
Georgian: კვირიონი
Kazakh: Сарыалқым аражегіш
Kazakh (Transliteration): sarı-alqım ara-jegiş
Cornish: Gwenynessor
Latin: Merops apiaster
Luxembourgish: Beiefrësser
Lithuanian: Bitininkas, europinis bitininkas
Latvian: Bišu dzenis
Macedonian: Пчеларка
Mongolian: Шарга балч, Шаргал балч шувуу
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠰᠢᠷᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠰᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯ ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢ ᠰᠢᠪᠠᠭᠣ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Зөгийч шувуухай
Mongolian (Transliteration): sharag balch, shargal balch shuvuu, zögiich shuvuukhai
Maltese: Qerd in-Naħal
Dutch: Bijeneter
Norwegian: Bieter
Polish: Szczurek pszczołojad, zolna, żołna, żołna (zwyczajna), Zolna zielona, Żołna zielona, Żołna zwyczajna
Pinyin: huáng-hóu fēng-hǔ
Portuguese: Abelharuco, abelharuco comum, Abelharuco-comum, Abelharuco-europeu
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco
Romansh: maglia-avieuls, Magliavieuls
Romanian: Prigorie
Russian: Zolotisatya Shchurka, Золотистая щурка, Щурка золотистая
Slovak: Včelárik zlatý
Slovenian: cebelar, čebelar, legat cebelar
Shona: Gamanyuchi
Albanian: Bletë ngrënësi, Gargulli
Serbian: Pcelarica, Пчеларица
Swedish: Biätare
Swahili: Kerem wa Ulaya, Polohoyo
Tswana: Morôkapula
Turkish: Arıkuşu, arykuşu, Сарыалқым аражегіш
Tsonga: Tinziwolana
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка , Звичайна бджолоїдка, Золотиста бджолоїдка
Chinese: 黄喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 黃喉蜂虎

 

         

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