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Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Merops persicus Pallas, 1773

The blue-cheeked bee-eater is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. The genus name Merops is Ancient Greek for "bee-eater", and persicus is Latin for "Persian". Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Pallas, 1773

Reference:
  ReiseVersch.Provin.Russ.Reichs p.708

Protonym:
  Merops persica

Link:
  


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6EE4511347F342C4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6EE45113

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6EE45113


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554657

Geographic range:

  • Merops persicus persicus: Egypt to Lake Balkhash and Hindu Kush; winters to s Africa
  • Merops persicus chrysocercus: NW Africa (south of Atlas Mts.); Senegambia to Lake Chad
English:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol persa
Czech:
vlha modrolící
Danish:
Grøn Biæder
German:
Blauwangenspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco Persa
Spanish (Spain):
Abejaruco persa
Finnish:
vihermehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier de Perse
Croatian:
Plavoglava pčelarica
Hungarian:
Zöld gyurgyalag
Icelandic:
Flugnasvelgur
Italian:
Gruccione egiziano
Japanese (romaji):
rurihoohachikui
Japanese:
ルリホオハチクイ
Lithuanian:
Mėlynskruostis bitininkas
Dutch:
Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåkinnbietar
Norwegian:
Blåkinnbieter
Polish:
żołna modrolica
Portuguese:
abelharuco-persa
Russian:
Зелёная щурка
Slovak:
včelárik modrolíci
Serbian:
Velika zelena pčelarica
Swedish:
grön biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка зелена
Chinese:
蓝颊蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
藍頰蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
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):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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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):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
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):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier de Perse ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Guêpier de Perse ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
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:
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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):
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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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eBird version 1.52:
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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:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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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 3.1):
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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):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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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 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 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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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:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops persicus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops persicus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops persicus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Blouwangbyvreter
Arabic: القارية زرقاء الخدين, وروار أزرق الخد
Asturian: Abeyarucu persa
Azerbaijani: yaşıl arıqapan, yaşıl qızlarquş, Yaşıl qızlarquşu
Belarusian: Зялёная шчурка
Bulgarian: Зелен пчелояд
Bengali: নীরগার ঳ুিআমচাযা
Bengali (transliteration): nīlagāla su'icōrā
Breton: Gwespetaer-Persia
Catalan: Abellerol gola roig, Abellerol gola-roig, Abellerol persa
Catalan (Balears): Abellerol gola-roig
Montenegrin: zelena pčelarica, зелена пчеларица
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): зелена пчеларица
Czech: vlha modrolící
Chuvash: симĕс щурка
Welsh: Gwenynysor bochlas
Danish: Grøn biæder
German: Blauwangenspint, Blauwangen-Spint
Greek: Πράσινος Μελισσοφάγος
Greek (Cypriot): Πράσινος Μελισσοφάγος
English: Blue cheekedBee eater, Blue-cheeked bee eater, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Bluecheeked Bee-eater
English, HBW: Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
English (IOC): Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
English (United States): Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Esperanto: Bluvanga abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco de Mejillas Azules, Abejaruco papirrijo, Abejaruco Papirrojo, Abejaruco Persa, Vencerjo cafre
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Papirrojo, Abejaruco persa
Spanish (HBW): Abejaruco persa
Estonian: rohe-mesilasenäpp
Basque: Abellerol gola-roig, Erlatxori papargorri, Erle-txori papargorria
Persian: زنبورخوار گلوخرمایی , زنبورخوار گلوخرمایی (ایرانی)
Finnish: Vihermehiläissyöjä
Faroese: Grønur býflugubítur
French: Guêpier de Perse
Frisian: Griene bijefretter
Irish: Beachaire gormleicneach
Galician: Abellaruco de cara azul, Abellaruco persa, Abellaruco pérsico, Abellerol gola-roig
Manx: Eeder-shellan lieckan-gorrym
Hebrew: שרקרק ירוק
Croatian: Plavoglava pčelarica, Plavolica pčelarica
Hungarian: Perzsa gyurgyalag, Zöld gyurgyalag
Armenian: [Kanach Meghvaker ], Կանաչ Մեղվակեր
Icelandic: Flugnasvelgur
Italian: Gruccione di Persia, Gruccione egiziano, Gruccione guanceazzurre
Japanese (romaji): rurihoohachikui
Japanese: ルリホオハチクイ
Georgian: მწვანე კვირიონი
Kara-Kalpak: көк көгершин
Kabardian: къумщу
Mongolian, Halh: шарга балч, шаргал балч шувуу
Kazakh: Жасыл аражегіш, жасыл арасақ, жасыл шорағай, көк боздақ, көкбоздақ
Kwangali: Sitembandayi
Kirghiz: жашыл аарычыл
Scientific: Merops persica, Merops persicus, Merops persicus persicus, Merops superciliosus persicus
Lithuanian: Mėlynskruostis bitininkas, Žaliasis bitininkas
Latvian: Persijas bišķērājs
Macedonian: Персиска пчеларка
Malayalam: നീലക്കവിളൻ വേലിത്തത്ത
Mongolian: зөгийч шувуухай, Цэнхэр шанаат зөгийч, шарга балч, шаргал балч шувуу
Maltese: Qerd in-Nahal Ahdar, Qerd in-naħal aħdar, Qerd in-Naħal Aħmar
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): зөгийч шувуухай
Dutch: Blauwwangbijeneter, Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåkinnbietar
Norwegian: Blåkinnbieter
Polish: Zimorodek, zolna modrolica, żołna modrolica
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-faces-azuis, Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha, Abelharuco-persa
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco-de-faces-azuis, abelharuco-persa
Rhaeto-Romance: Maglia-avieuls persian
Romanian: Prigorie cu obraz albastru
Russian: Eгипетская щурка, Zelyonaya Shchurka, Зеленая щурка, Зелёная щурка, Щурка зеленая
Northern Sami: Ruoná uvloborri, Ruonáuvloborri
Slovak: včelárik modrolíci
Slovenian: zeleni čebelar
Albanian: Gargulli faqekaltër
Serbian: Plavolika pčelarica, Velika zelena pčelarica
Swedish: Blåkindad biätare, Grön biätare
Swahili: Kerem Shavu-buluu
Turkmen: ýaşyl daraklyk
Turkish: İran Pas-rengi Gerdanlı Arı Kuş, Yeşil arikuşu, Yeşil Arıkuşu
Tsonga: Muhladzanhu
Tatar: яшел карга, яшел корташар
Udmurt: вож мушбыдтӥсь
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка зелена, Зелена бджолоїдка
Uzbek: бўздоқ, кўк куркунак, кўк-куркувак, яшил куркунак
Kalmyk: ноһан балч, ноһан һурвлһ, ноһан сарҗа
Chinese: 蓝颊蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頰蜂虎
Zulu: isiThwelathwela

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