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Asian Green Bee-eater [orientalis]

Merops orientalis (= Merops orientalis orientalis) Latham, J 1802

The Asian green bee-eater, also known as little green bee-eater, and green bee-eater in Sri Lanka. is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across Asia from coastal southern Iran east through the Indian subcontinent to Vietnam. Populations in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula that were formerly assigned to this species are now considered distinct species. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Latham, J 1802

Reference:
   Suppl. Indicis Orn.

Imprint year:
  1801

Protonym:
  Merops orientalis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261407


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  759AD1FB7E4EDF8C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-759AD1FB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/759AD1FB


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554654

Geographic range:

  • Merops orientalis orientalis: western India (Rann of Kutch) east to Bangladesh and south through the Indian peninsula
  • Merops orientalis ceylonicus: Sri Lanka
  • Merops orientalis beludschicus: North end of Persian Gulf to Baluchistan and w India
  • Merops orientalis ferrugeiceps: Assam and Myanmar to Vietnam
English:
Asian Green Bee-eater [orientalis]
Catalan:
Abellerol maragda oriental
Czech:
vlha indická
Danish:
Lille Grøn Biæder
German:
Smaragdspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco esmeralda oriental
Finnish:
pikkumehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier d'Orient
Croatian:
smaragdna pčelarica
Hungarian:
smaragdgyurgyalag
Icelandic:
Mýsvelgur
Italian:
Gruccione verde piccolo
Japanese (romaji):
midorihachikui
Japanese:
ミドリハチクイ
Lithuanian:
rytinis bitininkas
Dutch:
Aziatische Kleine Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian:
Beryllbieter
Polish:
żołna wschodnia
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-verde
Russian:
Малая зелёная щурка
Slovak:
včelárik východný
Serbian:
Mala zelena pčelarica
Swedish:
grön dvärgbiätare
Ukrainian:
бджолоїдка мала
Chinese:
绿喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
綠喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Asian Green Bee-eater [orientalis] ( Merops orientalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Little Green Bee-eater [nominate] ( Merops orientalis [orientalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Little Green Bee-eater [nominate] ( Merops orientalis [orientalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Little Green Bee-eater [nominate] ( Merops orientalis [orientalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Little Green Bee-eater [nominate] ( Merops orientalis [orientalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Little Green Bee-eater [nominate] ( Merops orientalis [orientalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little Green Bee-eater [nominate] ( Merops orientalis [orientalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Little Green Bee-eater [nominate] ( Merops orientalis [orientalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Little Green Bee-eater [nominate] ( Merops orientalis [orientalis])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned) ( Merops orientalis [orientalis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned) ( Merops orientalis [orientalis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned) ( Merops orientalis [orientalis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned) ( Merops orientalis [orientalis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned) ( Merops orientalis [orientalis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned) ( Merops orientalis [orientalis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Asian Green Bee-eater ( Merops orientalis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal 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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Arabic: الوروار الأخضر الصغير, وروار أخضر صغير [orientalis Group]
Bulgarian: Малък зелен пчелояд [Група orientalis]
Bengali: সবুজ সুইচোরা
Catalan: Abellerol maragda, Abellerol maragda oriental
Czech: vlha indická, vlha indická [skupina orientalis], vlha proměnlivá
Danish: Lille Grøn Biæder, Lille Grøn Biæder, Asiatisk [orientalis Gruppe]
German: Asiensmaragdspint, Smaragdspint, Smaragdspint [orientalis-Gruppe]
Greek: Νανομελισσοφάγος, Νανομελισσοφάγος [orientalis ομάδα], Νανομελισσοφάγος [orientalis]
English: Asian Green Bee-eater, Asian Green Bee-eater [orientalis], Green Bee-eater, Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned), Little green bee eater, Little Green Bee-eater, Little Green Bee-eater [nominate], Little Green Bee-eater [orientalis]
English, HBW: Asian Green Bee-eater
English (IOC): Asian Green Bee-eater, Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned)
English (United States): Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned)
Esperanto: Malgranda verda abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco Esmeralda, Abejaruco Esmeralda (grupo orientalis), Abejaruco esmeralda oriental
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco esmeralda (grupo orientalis), Abejaruco Esmeralda [orientalis Group]
Spanish (HBW): Green Bee-eater (Russet-crowned)
Estonian: väike-mesilasenäpp
Persian: زنبورخوار سبز, زنبورخوار سبز [orientalis Group]
Finnish: pikkumehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier d’Orient, Guêpier d'Orient, Guêpier d'Orient (à couronne rousse), Guêpier d'Orient [nominal], Guêpier d'Orient [orientalis]
Hebrew: שרקרק גמדי, שרקרק גמדי (אסייתי)
Croatian: smaragdna pčelarica
Hungarian: smaragdgyurgyalag, Smaragdgyurgyalag [orientalis csoport]
Icelandic: Mýsvelgur, Mýsvelgur [orientalis hópur]
Italian: Gruccione verde piccolo
Japanese (romaji): midori hachi-kui, midorihachikui, midorihachikui (orientalis guru-pu)
Japanese: ミドリハチクイ, ミドリハチクイ (orientalis グループ), ミドリハチクイ(orientalis グループ)
Japanese (Kanji): 緑蜂喰
Scientific: Merops orientalis, Merops orientalis [orientalis Group], Merops orientalis [orientalis], Merops orientalis orientalis
Lithuanian: Rytinis bitininkas, Rytinis bitininkas [orientalis grupė]
Latvian: zaļais bišķērājs
Malayalam: നാട്ടുവേലിത്തത്ത 
Nepali: मुरलीचरा
Dutch: Aziatische Kleine Groene Bijeneter, Kleine Groene Bijeneter, Kleine Groene Bijeneter (orientalis groep)
Norwegian: Beryllbieter, beryllbieter (orientalis gr.)
Polish: zolna wschodnia, żołna wschodnia, żołna wschodnia [gr. orientalis]
Pinyin: lǜ-hóu fēng-hǔ
Portuguese: Abelharuco-verde
Portuguese (Portugal): abelharuco-verde [grupo orientalis]
Russian: Зеленая щурка, Изумрудная щурка [группа orientalis], Малая зелёная щурка
Northern Sami: Uhcauvloborri
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Punchi Binguharaya
Slovak: vcelárik východný, včelárik východný, včelárik východný (skup.)
Slovenian: smaragdni čebelar, Smaragdni čebelar [orientalis]
Serbian: Mala zelena pčelarica, Mala zelena pčelarica [orientalis grupa]
Swedish: Grön dvärgbiätare, grön dvärgbiätare [gruppen orientalis], grön dvärgbiätare [orientalis Group]
Swahili: Kerem Kijani
Tamil: Pachai Panchuruttan
Thai: นกจาบคาเล็ก, นกคับคาเล็ก, นกจาบคาเล็ก, นกจาบคาเล็ก (ตะวันออก)
Thai (Transliteration): nók càap-kʰaa lék, nók kʰáp-kʰaa lék
Turkish: Küçük Yeşil Arıkuşu, Küçük Yeşil Arıkuşu [orientalis Grubu]
Ukrainian: бджолоїдка мала
Vietnamese: Chim Trảu đầu hung
Chinese: 绿喉蜂虎, 绿喉蜂虎(棕头)
Chinese (Traditional): 綠喉蜂虎, 绿喉蜂虎(棕头)

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