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Blue-headed Bee-eater

Merops muelleri (Cassin, J 1857)

The blue-headed bee-eater is a species of bird in the family Meropidae. It is found in forest habitats in tropical West and Central Africa, including in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Kenya. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Cassin, J 1857)

Reference:
   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 9 p.37

Protonym:
  Meropiscus Mülleri

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6330301


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  72CAA64D1A266C53

Avibase ID:
  avibase-72CAA64D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/72CAA64D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554644

Geographic range:

  • Merops muelleri: Cameroon to Democractic Republoc of the Congo and Kenya
English:
Blue-headed Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol capblau oriental
Czech:
vlha safírová
Danish:
Brunrygget Biæder
German:
Saphirspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco cabeciazul oriental
Spanish (Spain):
Abejaruco Cabeciazul Oriental
Finnish:
sinimehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier à tête bleue
Croatian:
plavoglava pčelarica
Hungarian:
zafírgyurgyalag
Italian:
Gruccione testablu
Japanese (romaji):
murasakihachikui
Japanese:
ムラサキハチクイ
Lithuanian:
Mėlyngalvis bitininkas
Dutch:
Blauwkopbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Brunryggbietar
Norwegian:
Brunryggbieter
Polish:
żołna szafirowa
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-de-cabeça-azul
Russian:
Сапфировая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik modrohlavý
Serbian:
Plavoglava pčelarica
Swedish:
blåhuvad biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка сапфірова
Chinese:
蓝头蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
藍頭蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops muelleri muelleri [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

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Bengali: নীরভাথা ঳ুিআমচাযা
Bengali (transliteration): nīlamāthā su'icōrā*
Catalan: Abellerol capblau, Abellerol capblau oriental
Czech: vlha safírová
Danish: Brunrygget Biæder
German: Saphirspint
English: Blue-headed Bee-eater, Uganda Blue-headed Bee-eater
English, HBW: Blue-headed Bee-eater
English (IOC): Blue-headed Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Blue-headed Bee-eater
English (United States): Blue-headed Bee-eater
Esperanto: Blukapa abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco Cabeciazul, Abejaruco cabeciazul oriental, Abejaruco de Cabeza Azul
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Cabeciazul Oriental
Spanish (HBW): Blue-headed Bee-eater
Estonian: sini-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: sinimehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à tête bleue, Guêpier à tête bleue (muelleri), Guêpier à tête bleue (nominal), Guêpier à tête bleue (nominale), Guêpier à tête bleue (race nominale)
Croatian: plavoglava pčelarica
Hungarian: zafírgyurgyalag
Italian: Gruccione testablu
Japanese (romaji): murasakihachikui
Japanese: ムラサキハチクイ
Scientific: Melittophagus muelleri muelleri, Melittophagus mulleri yalensis, Meropiscus Mülleri, Merops muelleri, Merops muelleri muelleri, Merops muelleri yalensis
Lithuanian: Mėlyngalvis bitininkas
Dutch: Blauwkopbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Brunryggbietar
Norwegian: Brunryggbieter
Polish: żołna szafirowa
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-cabeça-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): abelharuco-de-cabeça-azul
Russian: Сапфировая щурка, Синеголовая щурка
Slovak: včelárik modrohlavý
Slovenian: safirasti čebelar
Serbian: Plavoglava pčelarica
Swedish: Blåhuvad biätare
Swahili: Kerem Kichwa-buluu
Turkish: Mavi Başlı Arıkuşu
Tatar: күк башлы корташар
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка сапфірова
Chinese: 蓝头蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頭蜂虎

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