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Rainbow Bee-eater

Merops ornatus Latham, 1801

The Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is the only species of Meropidae found in Australia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops ornatus

Citation:
  Latham, 1801

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.xxxv

Protonym:
  Merops ornatus

Avibase ID:
  3EDF8B55F09854A3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3EDF8B55

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554660

Geographic range:

  • Merops ornatus: Australia to New Guinea, Solomons, Gr. and Lesser Sundas
English:
Rainbow Bee-eater
Czech:
vlha ozdobná
German:
Regenbogenspint
Danish:
Regnbuebiæder
Spanish:
Abejaruco Australiano
Finnish:
australianmehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier arc-en-ciel
Icelandic:
Skrautsvelgur
Italian:
Gruccione iridato
Japanese:
hachikui
Japanese:
ハチクイ
Dutch:
Regenboogbijeneter
Norwegian:
Regnbuebieter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Regnbogebietar
Polish:
zolna teczowa
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-colorido
Russian:
Радужеая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik ozdobný
Swedish:
regnbågsbiätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка райдужна
Chinese:
彩虹蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier arc-en-ciel ( Merops ornatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Guêpier arc-en-ciel ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 1st edition:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 4th edition:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements, version 2015:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements, version 2016:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements, version 2017:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements, version 2018:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Clements, version 2019:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 1.50:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 1.52:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 1.53:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 1.54:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 1.55:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 2015:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 2016:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 2017:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 2018:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
eBird version 2019:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Australian Bee Eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Australian Bee Eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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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:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Oriental Bird Club:
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
James Lee Peters:
Merops ornatus
James Lee Peters (original):
Merops ornatus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Merops ornatus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Rainbow Bee-eater ( Merops ornatus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops ornatus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops ornatus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Abellerol irisat
Czech: Vlha ozdobná
Danish: Regnbuebiæder
German: Regenbogenspint
English: Australian Bee Eater, Australian Bee-eater, Berrin-berrin, Black-tailed Bee-eater, Gold Digger, Gold Miner, Golden Merops, Golden Swallow, Needlebeak, Pintail, Pintail Sandpiper, Pin-tailed Bee-eater, Rainbow Bee eater, Rainbow Bee-eater, Rainbow Bird, Spinetail
English (IOC): Rainbow Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco Arco Iris, Abejaruco Australiano
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Australiano
Spanish (HBW): Rainbow Bee-eater
Estonian: austraalia mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Australianmehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier arc-en-ciel
Hungarian: feketefarkú gyurgyalag
Indonesian: Kirikkirik Australia, Kirik-kirik australia
Icelandic: Skrautsvelgur
Italian: Gruccione iridato, Gruccione ornato australiano
Japanese: hachikui, hachi-kui
Japanese: ハチクイ
Japanese (Kanji): 蜂喰
Scientific: Merops ornatus
Lithuanian: Vaivorykštinis bitininkas
Latvian: varavīksnes bišķērājs
Dutch: Australische Bijeneter, Regenboogbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Regnbogebietar
Norwegian: Regnbuebieter
Polish: zolna teczowa, żołna tęczowa
Pinyin: cǎihóng fēng-hǔ, hóngcǎi fēng-hǔ
Portuguese: Abelharuco-colorido
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco-arco-íris
Russian: Радужеая щурка, Радужная щурка
Slovak: Včelárik ozdobný
Slovenian: avstralski čebelar
Serbian: Dugina pčelarica
Swedish: Regnbågsbiätare
Turkish: Gökkuşağı Arıkuşu
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка райдужна
Chinese: 彩虹蜂虎, 虹彩蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 彩虹蜂虎, 虹彩蜂虎
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 彩虹蜂虎
Chinese (Taiwan): 彩虹蜂虎

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