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Madagascar Bee-eater
Merops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops superciliosus

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1766

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.183

Protonym:
  Merops superciliosus

Avibase ID:
  AC89B8FF845CAECF

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554658

Geographic range:

  • Merops superciliosus superciliosus: East Africa, Comoro Islands and Madagascar
  • Merops superciliosus alternans: Arid littoral of w Angola and nw Namibia
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Olive Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha zelená
German:
  Madagaskarspint
Danish:
  Madagaskar-biæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco Malgache
Finnish:
  naamiomehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier de Madagascar
Icelandic:
  Flugnasvelgur
Italian:
  Gruccione del Madagascar
Japanese:
  madagasukaruhachikui
Japanese:
  マダガスカルハチクイ
Dutch:
  Madagaskarbijeneter
Norwegian:
  Olivenbieter
Polish:
  zolna zielona
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Madagascar Bee-eater
Russian:
  Большая зелёная щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik zelený
Swedish:
  olivgrön biätare
Chinese:
  马岛蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Guêpier de Madagascar ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Guêpier de Madagascar ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Merops superciliosus superciliosus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Merops superciliosus superciliosus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops superciliosus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops superciliosus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Olyfbyvreter
Arabic: القارية زرقاء الخدين, خضيري شياني، قارور
Azerbaijani: Yaşıl qızlarquşu
Bulgarian: Зелен пчелояд
Catalan: Abellerol de Madagascar, Abellerol gola-roig
Czech: Vlha zelená
Danish: Grøn biæder, Madagaskarbiæder, Madagaskar-biæder
German: Blauwangenspint, Madagaskarspint
Greek: Πρασινομέροπας
English: Blue-cheeked Bee Eater, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Brown-breasted Bee-eater, Madagascar Bee eater, Madagascar Bee-eater, Malagassy Bee-eater, Olive Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Madagascar Bee-eater
Esperanto: bluvanga abelman^gulo
Spanish: Abejaruco Bigotudo, Abejaruco Malgache, Abejaruco papirrijo, Abejaruco Papirrojo, Vencerjo cafre
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Malgache
Estonian: Rohe-mesilasenäpp, ruskekurk-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: naamiomehiläissyöjä, Vihermehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier de Madagascar, Guêpier de Perse, Guêpier malgache, Guêpier vert
Galician: Abellaruco de cara azul
Hebrew: שרקרק ירוק
Croatian: Crvenovrata pčelarica
Hungarian: Zöld gyurgyalag
Armenian: Կանաչ Մեղվակեր
Indonesian: Kirik-kirik laut
Icelandic: Flugnasvelgur
Italian: Gruccione del Madagascar, Gruccione di Persia, Gruccione egiziano
Japanese: madagasukaruhachikui, rurihoohachikui
Japanese: マダガスカルハチクイ, ルリホオハチクィ, ルリホオハチクイ
Georgian: მწვანე კვირიონი
Kazakh: Жасыл аражегіш
Latin: Merops donaldsoni, Merops superciliosus, Merops superciliosus superciliosus
Lithuanian: Žaliasis (Madagaskarinis) bitininkas, žaliasis bitininkas
Malagasy: Kirikioka, Kirioke, Kiriokirioke, taotaonkafo, Tsikiriokirioke
Maltese: Qerd in-Naħal Aħmar
Dutch: Blauwwangbijeneter, Blauwwang-bijeneter, Groene bijeneter, Kleine Groene Bijeneter, Madagaskarbijeneter
Norwegian: Blåkinnbieter, Olivenbieter
Polish: Zimorodek, zolna zielona, żołna zielona
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-faces-azuis, Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha, Abelharuco-malgaxe, Abelharuco-oliváceo
Russian: Zelyonaya Shchurka, Большая зелёная щурка, Зеленая щурка, Зелёная щурка, Оливковая щурка
Slovak: vcelárik zelený, včelárik zelený
Slovenian: zeleni čebelar
Serbian: Crvenovrata pčelarica
Swedish: Grön biätare, olivgrön biätare
Swahili: Kerem Kiole, Kiole
Thai: นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Turkish: Arıkuşu, Yeşil Arıkuşu, yeşil arykuşu
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка зелена , Зелена бджолоїдка
Chinese: 栗喉蜂虎, 马岛蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 馬達加斯加藍尾蜂虎

 

         

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