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Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater

Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii] (= Merops variegatus) Vieillot, LJP 1817

The blue-breasted bee-eater is a central African species of bird. It is a member of the family Meropidae. Meropids are all visually similar and have a diet specialized in Hymenopterans. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
   Merops
Scientific:
  Merops variegatus


Original description

Citation:
  Vieillot, LJP 1817

Reference:
   Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. nouv. éd. 14 p.25

Protonym:
  Merops variegatus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18058987


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  230C5EF9EEF8AA7C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-230C5EF9

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/230C5EF9


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554648

Geographic range:

  • Merops variegatus variegatus: Gabon, Rio Muni and southwestern Cameroon to Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola
  • Merops variegatus bangweoloensis: eastern Angola to southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and extreme western Tanzania
  • Merops variegatus loringi: SE Nigeria and Cameroon to Uganda and Kenya
  • Merops lafresnayii: Ethiopia to Sudan (Boma Hills)
English:
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater
French:
Guêpier à collier bleu ou G. de Lafresnaye


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater ( Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier à collier bleu ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2021:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
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:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
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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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue-breasted Bee Eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue-breasted Bee Eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
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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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops variegatus [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops variegatus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Merops [variegatus, lafresnayii or oreobates]

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Catalan: Abellerol de pit blau
Czech: Vlha modroprsá
Danish: Blåkravet Biæder
German: Blaubrustspint
English: Blue breasted Bee eater, Blue-breasted Bee Eater, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue-breasted or Ethiopian Bee-eater, White-cheeked Bee-eater
English, HBW: Blue-breasted/Ethiopian Bee-eater
English (IOC): Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue-breasted/Ethiopian Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Blue-breasted Bee-eater
English (United States): Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Esperanto: Blubrusta abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco de Pecho Azul, Abejaruco Pechiazul, Abejaruco variegado
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Variegado
Spanish (HBW): Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Estonian: soo-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Savannimehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à collier bleu, Guêpier à collier bleu ou G. de Lafresnaye
Croatian: plavoprsa pčelarica
Hungarian: kékmellű gyurgyalag
Italian: Gruccione pettazzurro, Gruccione pettoblu
Japanese (romaji): rurimunehachikui
Japanese: ルリムネハチクイ
Scientific: Merops [variegatus or lafresnayii], Merops variegatus, Merops variegatus variegatus
Lithuanian: Mėlynkrūtis bitininkas
Dutch: Blauwborstbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåbrystbietar
Norwegian: Blåbrystbieter
Polish: zolna niebieskopiersna, żołna niebieskopierśna
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-peito-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): abelharuco-de-peito-azul
Russian: Синегрудая щурка
Slovak: včelárik modroprsý
Slovenian: močvirski čebelar
Serbian: Plavogruda pčelarica
Swedish: Blåkragad biätare
Swahili: Kerem Kidari-buluu
Turkish: Mavi Göğüslü Arıkuşu
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка синьовола
Chinese: 蓝胸蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 藍胸蜂虎

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