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European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758

The European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa, India and Sri Lanka. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops apiaster

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.117

Protonym:
  Merops Apiaster

Avibase ID:
  66AA3934DBAD18BC

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/66AA3934

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554661

Geographic range:

  • Merops apiaster: S Palearctic; winters to sub-Saharan Africa and w India
English:
European Bee-eater
Czech:
vlha pestrá
German:
Bienenfresser
Danish:
Biæder
Spanish:
Abejaruco Europeo
Finnish:
mehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier d'Europe
Icelandic:
Býsvelgur
Italian:
Gruccione
Japanese:
yo-roppahachikui
Japanese:
ヨーロッパハチクイ
Dutch:
Bijeneter
Norwegian:
Bieter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bietar
Polish:
żołna
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-comum
Russian:
Золотистая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik zlatý
Swedish:
biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка звичайна
Chinese:
黄喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier d'Europe ( Merops apiaster)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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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 (incl. 2007 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:
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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 1.50:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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James Lee Peters:
Merops apiaster
James Lee Peters (original):
Merops apiaster
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Merops apiaster
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops apiaster
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops apiaster

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Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Europese Byvreter
Arabic: القارية, القارية الأوربية, الوروار الاوروبي, الوروار الشائع, خضيري  زياني، قارور
Asturian: Abeyeru
Azerbaijani: Qızılı qızlarquşu
Belarusian: Шчурка-пчалаедка
Bulgarian: Обикновен пчелояд
Breton: Ar gwespetaer-boutin
Catalan: Abellerol, Abellerol comú
Catalan (Balears): Abellerol
Montenegrin: pčelarica
Czech: Vlha pestrá
Welsh: Gwybedog y gwenyn
Danish: Biæder
German: Bienenfresser, Europäischer Bienenfresser
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκός) Μελισσοφάγος, Μελισσοφάγος
Greek (Cypriot): Μελισσοφάγος
English: Bee-eater, Eurasian Bee-eater, European Bee Eater, European Bee-eater, Golden Bee-eater
English (IOC): European Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Eurasian Bee-eater
Esperanto: abelman^gulo
Spanish: Abejaruco, Abejaruco Comun, Abejaruco Común, Abejaruco Europeo
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Europeo
Spanish (HBW): Abejaruco europeo
Estonian: Mesilasenäpp
Basque: Abellerol, Erlatxoria
Persian: زنبورخوار معمولی
Finnish: Mehiläissyöjä
Faroese: Býflugubítur
French: Guêpier d’Europe, Guêpier d'Europe
Irish: Beachadóir Eorpach
Galician: Abellaruco, Abellerol
Hebrew: שרקרק, שרקרק מצוי
Croatian: Pcelarica, Pčelarica
Hungarian: Gyurgyalag
Armenian: [Voskeguyn Meghvaker ], Ոսկեգույն Մեղվակեր, Սոկեգույն Մեղվակեր
Icelandic: Býsvelgur
Italian: Gruccione, Gruccione comune, Gruccione europeo
Japanese: yoaroppahachikui, yōroppa hachi-kui, yo-roppahachikui
Japanese: ヨアロッパハチクイ, ヨーロッパハチクイ
Japanese (Kanji): ヨーロッパ蜂喰
Georgian: კვირიონი, ოქროსფერი კვირიონი
Kazakh: Сарыалқым аражегіш
Kazakh (Transliteration): sarı-alqım ara-jegiş
Cornish: Gwenynessor
Scientific: Merops apiaster
Luxembourgish: Beiefrësser
Lithuanian: Bitininkas, europinis bitininkas
Latvian: Bišu dzenis
Macedonian: Пчеларка
Malayalam: യൂറോപ്യൻ വേലിത്തത്ത
Mongolian: Шарга балч, Шаргал балч шувуу
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠰᠢᠷᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠰᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯ ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢ ᠰᠢᠪᠠᠭᠣ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Зөгийч шувуухай
Mongolian (Transliteration): sharag balch, shargal balch shuvuu, zögiich shuvuukhai
Moldavian: Prigorie
Maltese: Qerd in-Nahal, Qerd in-Naħal
Dutch: Bijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bietar
Norwegian: Bieter
Polish: Szczurek pszczołojad, zolna, żołna, żołna (zwyczajna), Zolna zielona, Żołna zielona, Żołna zwyczajna
Pinyin: huáng-hóu fēng-hǔ
Portuguese: Abelharuco, abelharuco comum, Abelharuco-comum, Abelharuco-europeu
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco
Romansh: maglia-avieuls, Magliavieuls
Romanian: Prigorie
Russian: Zolotisatya Shchurka, Золотистая щурка, Щурка золотистая
Sindhi: وُج هًٍ اً ډٮم ڃًي
Slovak: Včelárik zlatý
Slovenian: cebelar, čebelar, legat cebelar
Shona: Gamanyuchi
Albanian: Bletë ngrënësi, Gargulli
Serbian: Pcelarica, Pčelarica, Пчеларица
Swedish: Biätare
Swahili: Kerem wa Ulaya, Polohoyo
Tswana: Morôkapula
Turkish: Arıkuşu, arykuşu, Сарыалқым аражегіш
Tsonga: Tinziwolana
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка , Бджолоїдка звичайна, Звичайна бджолоїдка, Золотиста бджолоїдка
Chinese: 黄喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 黃喉蜂虎

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