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Blue-headed Bee-eater

Merops muelleri (Cassin, 1857)

The Blue-headed Bee-eater (Merops muelleri) is a species of bird in the Meropidae family. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, and Kenya. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops muelleri

Citation:
  (Cassin, 1857)

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

Protonym:
  Meropiscus Mülleri

Avibase ID:
  72CAA64D1A266C53

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
Czech:
vlha safírová
German:
Saphirspint
Danish:
Brunrygget Biæder
Spanish:
Abejaruco cabeciazul oriental
Finnish:
sinimehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier à tête bleue
Italian:
Gruccione testablu
Japanese:
murasakihachikui
Japanese:
ムラサキハチクイ
Dutch:
Blauwkopbijeneter
Norwegian:
Brunryggbieter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Brunryggbietar
Polish:
żołna szafirowa
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-de-cabeça-azul
Russian:
Синеголовая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik modrohlavý
Swedish:
blåhuvad biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка сапфірова
Chinese:
蓝头蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops muelleri) [version 1]
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]
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]
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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue-headed Bee-eater ( Merops 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 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]
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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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 (IOC): Blue-headed Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Blue-headed Bee-eater
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 (nominal), Guêpier à tête bleue (nominale), Guêpier à tête bleue (race nominale)
Hungarian: zafírgyurgyalag
Italian: Gruccione testablu
Japanese: murasakihachikui
Japanese: ムラサキハチクイ
Scientific: Melittophagus muelleri muelleri, 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
Russian: Синеголовая щурка
Slovak: včelárik modrohlavý
Slovenian: safirasti čebelar
Serbian: Plavoglava pčelarica
Swedish: Blåhuvad biätare
Swahili: Kerem Kichwa-buluu
Turkish: Mavi Başlı Arıkuşu
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка сапфірова
Chinese: 蓝头蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頭蜂虎

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