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Little Green Bee-eater

Merops orientalis Latham, 1801

The Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) (sometimes Little Green Bee-eater) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and the Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named. Source: Wikipedia




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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
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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
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Beryllbietar
Polish:
zolna wschodnia
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-verde
Russian:
Малая зелёная щурка
Slovak:
včelárik východný
Swedish:
grön dvärgbiätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка мала
Chinese:
绿喉蜂虎


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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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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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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:
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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 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 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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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 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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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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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 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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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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
English (IOC): Green Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco Chico Verdoso, Abejaruco Esmeralda, Abejaruco esmeralda oriental, Abejaruco Oriental, Abejaruco Pequeño
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Esmeralda
Spanish (HBW): Green Bee-eater
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
Scientific: Merops orientalis, Merops orientalis orientalis, Merops viridis
Lithuanian: Mažasis žaliasis bitininkas, Rytinis bitininkas
Latvian: zaļais bišķērājs
Malayalam: നാട്ടുവേലിത്തത്ത, നാട്ടുവേലിത്തത്ത 
Dutch: Kleine Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Beryllbietar
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
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка мала
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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