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Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus) Pallas, 1773
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae

Scientific:
  Merops persicus
Citation:
  Pallas, 1773

Protonym:
  Merops persica

Avibase ID:
  6EE4511347F342C4

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554657

Geographic range:

  • Merops persicus persicus: Egypt to Lake Balkhash and Hindu Kush; winters to s Africa
  • Merops persicus chrysocercus: NW Africa (south of Atlas Mts.); Senegambia to Lake Chad
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha modrolící
German:
  Blauwangenspint
Danish:
  Grøn Biæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco Persa
Finnish:
  vihermehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier de Perse
Icelandic:
  Flugnasvelgur
Italian:
  Gruccione di Persia
Japanese:
  rurihoohachikui
Japanese:
  ルリホオハチクイ
Dutch:
  Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian:
  Blåkinnbieter
Polish:
  zolna modrolica
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha
Russian:
  Зелёная щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik modrolíci
Swedish:
  Blåkindad biätare
Chinese:
  蓝颊蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Birdlife checklist version 05:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Birdlife checklist version 06:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Guêpier de Perse ( Merops persicus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Guêpier de Perse ( Merops persicus)
Clements 4th edition:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 6th edition:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
eBird version 1.50:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
eBird version 1.52:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
eBird version 1.53:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
eBird version 1.54:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops persicus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes considered a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Merops [superciliosus or persicus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Blouwangbyvreter
Arabic: القارية زرقاء الخدين
Azerbaijani: Yaşıl qızlarquşu
Bulgarian: Зелен пчелояд
Catalan: Abellerol gola-roig
Catalan (Balears): Abellerol gola-roig
Czech: vlha modrolící
Danish: Grøn biæder
German: Blauwangenspint, Blauwangen-Spint
Greek: Πράσινος Μελισσοφάγος
Greek (Cypriot): Πράσινος Μελισσοφάγος
English: Blue cheekedBee eater, Blue-cheeked bee eater, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Bluecheeked Bee-eater
Esperanto: bluvanga abelman^gulo
Spanish: Abejaruco de Mejillas Azules, Abejaruco papirrijo, Abejaruco Papirrojo, Abejaruco Persa, Vencerjo cafre
Estonian: rohe-mesilasenäpp
Basque: Abellerol gola-roig
Finnish: Vihermehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier de Perse
Galician: Abellaruco de cara azul, Abellerol gola-roig
Hebrew: שרקרק ירוק
Hungarian: Perzsa gyurgyalag, Zöld gyurgyalag
Armenian: [Kanach Meghvaker ], Կանաչ Մեղվակեր
Icelandic: Flugnasvelgur
Italian: Gruccione di Persia, Gruccione egiziano, Gruccione guanceazzurre
Japanese: rurihoohachikui
Japanese: ルリホオハチクイ
Georgian: მწვანე კვირიონი
Kazakh: Жасыл аражегіш
Kwangali: Sitembandayi
Latin: Merops persicus, Merops superciliosus persicus
Lithuanian: Žaliasis bitininkas
Maltese: Qerd in-Naħal Aħmar
Dutch: Blauwwangbijeneter, Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian: Blåkinnbieter
Polish: Zimorodek, zolna modrolica, żołna modrolica
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha, Abelharuco-persa
Russian: Eгипетская щурка, Zelyonaya Shchurka, Зеленая щурка, Зелёная щурка, Щурка зеленая
Slovak: včelárik modrolíci
Slovenian: zeleni čebelar
Swedish: Blåkindad biätare, Grön biätare
Swahili: Kerem Shavu-buluu
Turkish: İran Pas-rengi Gerdanlı Arı Kuş, Yeşil Arıkuşu
Tsonga: Muhladzanhu
Ukrainian: Зелена бджолоїдка
Chinese: 蓝颊蜂虎
Zulu: isiThwelathwela

 

         

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