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Blue-throated Bee-eater

Merops viridis Linnaeus, 1758

The blue-throated bee-eater is a species of bird in the bee-eater family. They are found throughout southeast Asia in subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Their diet consists mostly of bees, wasps, and dragonflies. Blue-throated bee-eaters are small with colorful plumage consisting of a red nape, dark green wings, light green breast, and their signature blue throat. Juvenile plumage contain dark green head and wings and light green breasts, only developing their full plumage in adulthood. They have a rich variety of songs and calls, including longcalls which allow them to communicate long distances in the forest. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.117

Protonym:
  Merops viridis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727022


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  457420DAF2656775

Avibase ID:
  avibase-457420DA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/457420DA


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554656

Geographic range:

  • Merops viridis: S China, Thailand and Indochina to Sumatra, Borneo and Java
English:
Blue-throated Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol golablau
Czech:
vlha malajská
Danish:
Brunnakket Biæder
German:
Malaienspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco gorjiazul
Spanish (Spain):
Abejaruco Gorjiazul
Finnish:
indonesianmehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier à gorge bleue
Croatian:
plavogrla pčelarica
Hungarian:
kéktorkú gyurgyalag
Italian:
Gruccione golazzurra
Japanese (romaji):
rurinodohachikui
Japanese:
ルリノドハチクイ
Lithuanian:
Mėlynkaklis bitininkas
Dutch:
Maleise Bijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Jadebietar
Norwegian:
Jadebieter
Polish:
żołna modrogardła
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-de-garganta-azul
Russian:
Малайская щурка
Slovak:
včelárik modrohrdlý
Serbian:
Plavogrla pčelarica
Swedish:
blåstrupig biätare (viridis)
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка синьогорла
Chinese:
蓝喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
藍喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
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:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
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):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
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 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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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:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
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:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops viridis viridis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Merops [viridis or americanus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Bengali: নীরগরা ঳ুিআমচাযা
Bengali (transliteration): nīlagalā su'icōrā*
Catalan: Abellerol golablau
Czech: vlha malajská
Danish: Brunnakket Biæder
German: Malaienspint
English: Blue-throated Bee-eater, Blue-throated Bee-eater (nominate), Chestnut-headed Bee eater
English, HBW: Blue-throated Bee-eater
English (IOC): Blue-throated Bee-eater (Blue-throated)
English (Philippines): Indochinese Blue-throated Bee-eater
English (United States): Blue-throated Bee-eater
Esperanto: Blugorĝa abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco de Garganta Azul, Abejaruco gorjiazul
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Gorjiazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-throated Bee-eater
Estonian: lasuurkurk-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: indonesianmehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à gorge bleue, Guêpier à gorge bleue (nominal), Guêpier à gorge bleue (nominale), Guêpier à gorge bleue (race nominale), Guêpier à gorge bleue (viridis)
Croatian: plavogrla pčelarica
Hungarian: kéktorkú gyurgyalag
Indonesian: Burung Kirik-kirik Biru, Kirikkirik Biru, Kirik-kirik Biru
Italian: Gruccione golazzurra, Gruccione testacastana orientale
Japanese (romaji): ruri-nodo hachi-kui, rurinodohachikui
Japanese: ルリノドハチクイ
Japanese (Kanji): 琉璃喉蜂喰, 瑠璃喉蜂喰
Scientific: Merops Sumatranus, Merops sumatranus coeligenus, Merops viridis, Merops viridis viridis
Lithuanian: Mėlynkaklis bitininkas
Malayalam: നീലകണ്ഠൻ വേലിത്തത്ത
Malay: Burung Beberek Leher Biru, Burung Berek-berek Pirus, Burung Berek-berek Tadah Hujan
Dutch: Maleise Bijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Jadebietar
Norwegian: Jadebieter
Polish: zolna modrogardla, żołna modrogardła
Pinyin: lán-hóu fēng-hǔ, lì-tóu fēng-hǔ, shí-fēng-niǎo
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-garganta-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): abelharuco-de-garganta-azul
Russian: Малайская щурка
Slovak: včelárik modrohrdlý
Slovenian: malajski čebelar
Serbian: Plavogrla pčelarica
Swedish: Blåstrupig biätare, blåstrupig biätare (viridis)
Thai: นกคับคาคอสีฟ้า, นกจาบคาคอสีฟ้า
Thai (Transliteration): nók càap-kʰaa kʰoaa-sĭi-fáa, nók kʰáp-kʰaa kʰoaa-sĭi-fáa
Turkish: Mavi boğazlı arıkuşu
Tatar: Малайя корташары
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка синьогорла
Vietnamese: Chim Trảu họng xanh, Trảu họng xanh
Chinese: 栗头蜂虎, 蓝喉蜂虎, 食峰鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 栗頭蜂虎, 藍喉蜂虎, 食蜂鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 藍喉蜂虎
Chinese (Taiwan): 蓝喉蜂虎

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