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Arabian Green Bee-eater

Merops cyanophrys (= Merops cyanophrys cyanophrys) (Cabanis, JL; Heine, F 1860)

The Arabian green bee-eater is a species of bird in the family Meropidae. It is found throughout arid regions of the Arabian Peninsula from Saudi Arabia south to Yemen and east to Oman and the United Arab Emirates, and has expanded its range north to the Levant over the past few decades. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Cabanis, JL; Heine, F 1860)

Reference:
   Mus. Heineanum 2 p.137

Protonym:
  Philothrus cyanophrys

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/49587990


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  681DC9138022A816

Avibase ID:
  avibase-681DC913

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/681DC913


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 693098

Geographic range:

  • Merops cyanophrys cyanophrys: southern Israel, and western and southern coastal areas of Arabian Peninsula
  • Merops cyanophrys muscatensis: central Arabian plateau and eastern Arabia
English:
Arabian Green Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol maragda d'Aràbia
Czech:
vlha arabská
Danish:
Hijazbiæder
German:
Arabiensmaragdspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco esmeralda árabe
French:
Guêpier à sourcils bleus
Croatian:
arabijska pčelarica
Italian:
Gruccione verde d'Arabia
Dutch:
Arabische Kleine Groene Bijeneter
Polish:
żołna niebieskolica
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-verde-árabe
Slovak:
včelárik arabský
Swedish:
arabisk biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка (мала) синьоброва
Chinese:
阿拉伯绿喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Little Green Bee-eater [cyanophrys or muscatensis] ( Merops orientalis [cyanophrys or muscatensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Little Green Bee-eater [cyanophrys or muscatensis] ( Merops orientalis [cyanophrys or muscatensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Little Green Bee-eater [cyanophrys or muscatensis] ( Merops orientalis [cyanophrys or muscatensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little Green Bee-eater [cyanophrys or muscatensis] ( Merops orientalis [cyanophrys or muscatensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Little Green Bee-eater [cyanophrys or muscatensis] ( Merops orientalis [cyanophrys or muscatensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Little Green Bee-eater [cyanophrys or muscatensis] ( Merops orientalis [cyanophrys or muscatensis])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Green Bee-eater (Arabian) ( Merops orientalis cyanophrys/najdanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Green Bee-eater (Arabian) ( Merops orientalis cyanophrys/najdanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Green Bee-eater (Arabian) ( Merops orientalis cyanophrys/najdanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Green Bee-eater (Arabian) ( Merops orientalis cyanophrys/najdanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Green Bee-eater (Arabian) ( Merops orientalis cyanophrys/najdanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Green Bee-eater (Arabian) ( Merops orientalis cyanophrys/najdanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Arabian Green Bee-eater ( Merops cyanophrys) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Arabiese kleingroenbyvreter
Arabic: وروار أخضر صغير (عربي)
Belarusian: Аравійская шчурка
Bulgarian: Малък зелен пчелояд (ssp. cyanophrys/najdanus)
Catalan: Abellerol maragda d'Aràbia
Czech: vlha arabská, vlha indická (ssp. cyanophrys/najdanus)
Welsh: Gwenynysor gwyrdd Arabia
Danish: Arabisk biæder, Hijazbiæder, Lille Grøn Biæder, Arabisk (ssp. cyanophrys/najdanus)
German: Arabiensmaragdspint, Smaragdspint (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Greek: Νανομελισσοφάγος (cyanophrys/najdanus)
English: Arabian Green Bee-eater, Green Bee-eater (Arabian), Little Green Bee-eater [cyanophrys or muscatensis]
English, HBW: Arabian Green Bee-eater
English (IOC): Arabian Green Bee-eater, Green Bee-eater (Arabian)
English (United States): Green Bee-eater (Arabian)
Esperanto: Araba verda abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco Esmeralda (cyanophrys/najdanus), Abejaruco esmeralda árabe
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Esmeralda (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Spanish (HBW): Green Bee-eater (Arabian)
Estonian: Araabia mesilasenäpp
Persian: زنبورخوار سبز (cyanophrys/najdanus)
French: Guêpier à sourcils bleus, Guêpier d'Orient (d'Arabie), Guêpier d'Orient [cyanophrys or muscatensis], Guêpier d'Orient [cyanophrys ou muscatensis], Guêpier d'Orient [cyanophrys ou najdanus]
Frisian: Arabyske griene bijefretter
Irish: Beachaire glas Arabach
Galician: Abellaruco verde árabe
Hebrew: שרקרק גמדי (ערבי)
Croatian: arabijska pčelarica
Hungarian: Smaragdgyurgyalag (Arábiai)
Icelandic: Mýsvelgur (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Italian: Gruccione verde d’Arabia, Gruccione verde d'Arabia
Japanese (romaji): midorihachikui (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Japanese: ミドリハチクイ (cyanophrys/najdanus), ミドリハチクイ(cyanophrys/najdanus)
Scientific: Merops cyanophrys, Merops cyanophrys cyanophrys, Merops orientalis [cyanophrys or muscatensis], Merops orientalis cyanophrys, Merops orientalis cyanophrys/najdanus, Philothrus cyanophrys
Lithuanian: Arabinis žaliasis bitininkas, Rytinis bitininkas (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Latvian: Arābijas zaļais bišķērājs
Dutch: Arabische groene bijeneter, Arabische Kleine Groene Bijeneter, Kleine Groene Bijeneter (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Norwegian: beryllbieter (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Polish: Żołna niebieskolica, żołna wschodnia (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Portuguese: Abelharuco-verde-árabe
Portuguese (Portugal): abelharuco-verde (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Rhaeto-Romance: Maglia-avieuls smaragd arab
Russian: Аравийская щурка, Изумрудная щурка (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Slovak: Včelárik arabský, včelárik arabský (skup.)
Slovenian: Smaragdni čebelar (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Serbian: Mala zelena pčelarica (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Swedish: arabisk biätare, grön dvärgbiätare (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Thai: นกจาบคาเล็ก (อาหรับ)
Turkish: Arap yeşil arıkuşu, Küçük Yeşil Arıkuşu (cyanophrys/najdanus)
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка (мала) синьоброва
Chinese: 绿喉蜂虎 (cyanophrys/najdanus), 阿拉伯绿喉蜂虎

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