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Black Bee-eater
Merops gularis Shaw, 1798
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops gularis

Citation:
  Shaw, 1798

Reference:
  Nat.Misc. 9 textpl.337

Protonym:
  Merops gularis

Avibase ID:
  3B472CF590E4F346

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3B472CF5

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554643

Geographic range:

  • Merops gularis gularis: Rainforests of Sierra Leone to Nigeria (Cross River)
  • Merops gularis australis: Nigeria (Cross River) to Uganda and n Angola
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Black Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha sametová
German:
  Purpurspint
Danish:
  Sort Biæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco Negro
Finnish:
  mustamehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier noir
Italian:
  Gruccione nero
Japanese:
  kurohachikui
Japanese:
  クロハチクイ
Dutch:
  Zwarte Bijeneter
Norwegian:
  Svartbieter
Polish:
  zolna czarna
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco-preto
Russian:
  Чёрная щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik čierny
Swedish:
  svart biätare
Chinese:
  黑蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Abellerol negre
Czech: Vlha sametová
Danish: Sort Biæder
German: Purpurspint, Samtspint
English: Black Bee Eater, Black Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco Negro
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Negro
Estonian: must-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Mustamehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier noir
Hungarian: bársonyos gyurgyalag
Italian: Gruccione nero
Japanese: kurohachikui
Japanese: クロハチクイ
Latin: Melittophagus gularis, Merops gularis, Merops gularis gularis
Lithuanian: Juodasis bitininkas
Dutch: Zwarte Bijeneter
Norwegian: Svartbieter
Polish: zolna czarna, żołna czarna
Portuguese: Abelharuco-preto
Russian: Чёрная щурка
Slovak: Včelárik čierny
Slovenian: črni čebelar
Swedish: Svart biätare
Swahili: Kerem Mweusi
Turkish: Kara Arıkuşu
Chinese: 黑蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 黑蜂虎

 

         

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