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White-fronted Bee-eater
Merops bullockoides Smith, A, 1834
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops bullockoides

Citation:
  Smith, A, 1834

Reference:
  S.Afr.Q.J.(2) p.320

Protonym:
  Merops Bullockoides

Avibase ID:
  38507A80740757C7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/38507A80

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554646

Geographic range:

  • Merops bullockoides (bullockoides): Semiarid tropical savannas of central and s Africa
  • Merops bullockoides (randorum): Highlands of s Tanzania
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  White-fronted Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha běločelá
German:
  Weißstirnspint
Danish:
  Hvidpandet Biæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco Frentiblanco
Finnish:
  jokimehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier à front blanc
Italian:
  Gruccione frontebianca
Japanese:
  shirobitaihachikui
Japanese:
  シロビタイハチクイ
Dutch:
  Witkapbijeneter
Norwegian:
  Hvitpannebieter
Polish:
  zolna bialoczelna
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco de garganta branca
Russian:
  Белолобая щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik bieločelý
Swedish:
  vitpannad biätare
Chinese:
  白额蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Guêpier à front blanc ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Guêpier à front blanc ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   White-fronted Bee Eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   White-fronted Bee Eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Melittophagus bullockoides [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Melittophagus bullockoides [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Melittophagus bullockoides [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   White-fronted Bee-eater ( Merops bullockoides) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops bullockoides [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops bullockoides [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Rooikeelbyvreter
Catalan: Abellerol de front blanc
Czech: Vlha belocelá, vlha běločelá
Danish: Hvidpandet Biæder
German: Weißstirnspint
English: White fronted Bee eater, White-fronted Bee Eater, White-fronted Bee-eater, Whitefronted Bee-eater
English (Kenya): White-fronted Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco de Frente Blanca, Abejaruco Frentiblanco
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Frentiblanco
Estonian: valgelaup-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Jokimehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à front blanc
Hungarian: fehérfejű gyurgyalag
Italian: Gruccione frontebianca
Japanese: shirobitaihachikui
Japanese: シロビタイハチクイ
Kwangali: Sitembandayi
Latin: Melittophagus bullockoides, Merops bullockoides
Lithuanian: Baltakaktis bitininkas
Dutch: Witkapbijeneter
Norwegian: Hvitpannebieter
Polish: zolna bialoczelna, żołna białoczelna
Portuguese: Abelharuco de garganta branca, Abelharuco-de-garganta-branca, Abelharuco-de-testa-branca
Russian: Белолобая щурка
Slovak: Včelárik bieločelý
Slovenian: beločeli čebelar
Swedish: Vitpannad biätare
Swahili: Kerem Paji-jeupe
Tswana: Morôkapula
Turkish: Ak Alınlı Arıkuşu
Tsonga: Muhladzanhu
Chinese: 白额蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 白額蜂虎

 

         

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