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Little Green Bee-eater
Merops orientalis Latham, 1801
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops orientalis

Citation:
  Latham, 1801

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.xxxiii

Protonym:
  Merops orientalis

Avibase ID:
  0562A30F1285DB6E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0562A30F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554654

Geographic range:

  • Merops orientalis [orientalis or ceylonicus]: Rann of Kutch to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
  • Merops orientalis beludschicus: North end of Persian Gulf to Baluchistan and w India
  • Merops orientalis ferrugeiceps: Assam and Myanmar to Vietnam
  • Merops orientalis viridissimus: Savanna of Senegal to Eritrea, Ethiopia and w Sudan
  • Merops orientalis flavoviridis: Subdesert steppes of Chad to Red Sea coast of Sudan
  • Merops orientalis cleopatra: Nile Valley (Lake Nasser to delta)
  • Merops orientalis cyanophrys: Arabian Peninsula
  • Merops orientalis muscatensis: Central Arabian plateau
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Little Green Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha proměnlivá
German:
  Asiensmaragdspint
Danish:
  Lille Grøn Biæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco esmeralda oriental
Finnish:
  pikkumehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier d'Orient
Icelandic:
  Mýsvelgur
Italian:
  Gruccione verde piccolo
Japanese:
  midorihachikui
Japanese:
  ミドリハチクイ
Dutch:
  Kleine Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian:
  Beryllbieter
Polish:
  zolna wschodnia
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco-verde
Russian:
  Малая зелёная щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik východný
Swedish:
  grön dvärgbiätare
Chinese:
  绿喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Guêpier d'Orient ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Guêpier d'Orient ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Little Green Bee Eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Little Green Bee Eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Merops orientalis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Merops orientalis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Merops orientalis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Little Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops orientalis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops orientalis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Arabic: الوروار الأخضر الصغير, لوروار الاخضر
Bengali: সবুজ সুইচোরা
Catalan: Abellerol maragda oriental
Czech: vlha proměnlivá, Vlha východní
Danish: Lille Grøn Biæder
German: Asiensmaragdspint, Schmaragdspint, Smaragdspint
Greek: Νανομελισσοφάγος
English: Green Bee-eater, Least Green Bee-eater, Little Green Bee Eater, Little Green Bee-eater, Small Green Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco Chico Verdoso, Abejaruco Esmeralda, Abejaruco esmeralda oriental, Abejaruco Oriental, Abejaruco Pequeño
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Esmeralda
Estonian: väike-mesilasenäpp
Persian: زنبورخوار کوچک , زنبورخوار کوچک (سبز)
Finnish: Pikkumehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier d'Orient, Petit Guêpier vert
Hebrew: שרקרק גמדי
Hungarian: smaragdgyurgyalag
Icelandic: Mýsvelgur
Italian: Gruccione verde, Gruccione verde africano, Gruccione verde piccolo
Japanese: midori hachi-kui, midorihachikui
Japanese: ミドリハチクイ
Japanese (Kanji): 緑蜂喰
Latin: Merops orientalis, Merops orientalis orientalis, Merops viridis
Lithuanian: Mažasis žaliasis bitininkas, Rytinis bitininkas
Latvian: zaļais bišķērājs
Malayalam: നാട്ടുവേലിത്തത്ത, നാട്ടുവേലിത്തത്ത 
Dutch: Kleine Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian: Beryllbieter
Polish: zolna wschodnia, żołna wschodnia
Pinyin: lǜ-hóu fēng-hǔ
Portuguese: Abelharuco-verde
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco-verde
Russian: Зеленая щурка, Малая зелёная щурка
Sindhi: وُج هًٍ اً ٽ ؿًټ ) جٕ (ِ
Slovak: včelárik východný
Slovenian: smaragdni čebelar
Serbian: Mala zelena pčelarica
Swedish: Grön dvärgbiätare
Swahili: Kerem Kijani
Tamil: Pachai Panchuruttan
Thai: นกจาบคาเล็ก, นกคับคาเล็ก, นกจาบคาเล็ก
Thai (Transliteration): nók càap-kʰaa lék, nók kʰáp-kʰaa lék
Turkish: Küçük Yeşil Arıkuşu
Vietnamese: Chim Trảu đầu hung, Trảu đầu hung, Trảu xanh nhỏ
Chinese: 绿喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 綠喉蜂虎

 

         

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