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Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Merops philippinus Linnaeus, C 1766

The blue-tailed bee-eater is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is widely distributed across South and Southeast Asia where many populations are strongly migratory, and seen seasonally in many parts but breeding colonially in small areas across their range, mostly in river valleys, where the nest by tunneling into loamy sand banks. They are seen mostly in open habitats close to water. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1766

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 12, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  Merops philippinus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/445308


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  809951F0A4498585

Avibase ID:
  avibase-809951F0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/809951F0


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554659

Geographic range:

  • Merops philippinus: India to s China, SE Asia, New Guinea and Indonesia
English:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol cuablau
Czech:
vlha modroocasá
Danish:
Blåhalet Biæder
German:
Blauschwanzspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco Coliazul
Spanish (Spain):
Abejaruco Coliazul
Finnish:
safiirimehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier à queue d'azur
Croatian:
modrorepa pčelarica
Hungarian:
kékfarkú gyurgyalag
Italian:
Gruccione codazzurra
Japanese (romaji):
hariohachikui
Japanese:
ハリオハチクイ
Lithuanian:
Mėlynuodegis bitininkas
Dutch:
Blauwstaartbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåhalebietar
Norwegian:
Blåhalebieter
Polish:
żołna modrosterna
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-de-cauda-azul
Russian:
Синехвостая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik modrochvostý
Serbian:
Plavorepa pčelarica
Swedish:
blåstjärtad biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка синьохвоста
Chinese:
栗喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
栗喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier à queue d'azur ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Guêpier à queue d'azur ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops philippinus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops philippinus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Bengali: নীরমরজ ঳ুিআমচাযা , নীললেজ সুইচোরা
Bengali (transliteration): nīlalēja su'icōrā
Catalan: Abellerol cuablau
Cebuano: purok-purok
Czech: Vlha modroocasá, vlha modroocasáá
Danish: Blåhalet Biæder
German: Blauschwanzspint
English: Blue tailed Bee eater, Blue-cheeked Bee eater, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Brown-breasted Bee-eater
English, HBW: Blue-tailed Bee-eater
English (IOC): Blue-tailed Bee-eater
English (United States): Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Esperanto: Filipina abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco Coliazul, Abejaruco de Cola Azul
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Coliazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Estonian: sinisaba-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: safiirimehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à queue bleue, Guêpier à queue d’azur, Guêpier à queue d'azur
Croatian: modrorepa pčelarica
Hungarian: kékfarkú gyurgyalag
Indonesian: Burung Kirik-kirik Laut, Kirikkirik Laut, Kirik-kirik laut, Langir
Italian: Gruccione codazzurra
Japanese (romaji): hari-o hachi-kui, hariohachikui
Japanese: ハリオハチクイ, ルリオハチクイ
Japanese (Kanji): 針尾蜂喰
Scientific: Merops philippinus, Merops philippinus philippinus, Merops superciliosus, Merops superciliosus philippinus, Merops superciliosus superciliosus
Lithuanian: Mėlynuodegis bitininkas
Malayalam: വലിയ വേലിത്തത്ത, വലിയ  വേലിത്തത്ത 
Mamasa: bawan pang-ngala
Malay: Beberak Ekor Biru, Burung Beberek Ekor Biru, Burung Berek-berek Carik Dada, Burung Berek-berek Sawah
Nepali: नीलपुच्छ«े मुरलीचरा
Dutch: Blauwstaartbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåhalebietar
Norwegian: Blåhalebieter
Polish: zolna modrosterna, żołna modrosterna
Pinyin: lì-hóu fēng-hǔ
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-cauda-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco-de-cauda-azul
Russian: Синехвостая щурка
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Nilpenda Binguharaya
Slovak: Včelárik modrochvostý
Slovenian: bodičasti čebelar
Serbian: Plavorepa pčelarica
Swedish: Blåstjärtad biätare
Tamil: Neelawal Panchuruttan
Thai: นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Thai (Transliteration): nók càap-kʰaa hŭa-kʰĭaw
Turkish: Mavi Kuyruklu Arıkuşu
Tatar: күк койрыклы корташар
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка синьохвоста
Vietnamese: Chim Trảu ngực nâu, Trảu đuôi xanh
Chinese: 栗喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 栗喉蜂虎
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 栗喉蜂虎
Chinese (Taiwan): 栗喉蜂虎

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