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Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Merops philippinus Linnaeus, 1767
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops philippinus

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1767

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 1 end errataforp.183 sp.5

Protonym:
  Merops philippinus

Avibase ID:
  809951F0A4498585

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
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha modroocasáá
German:
  Blauschwanzspint
Danish:
  Blåhalet Biæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco Coliazul
Finnish:
  safiirimehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier à queue d'azur
Italian:
  Gruccione codazzurra
Japanese:
  hariohachikui
Japanese:
  ハリオハチクイ
Dutch:
  Blauwstaartbijeneter
Norwegian:
  Blåhalebieter
Polish:
  zolna modrosterna
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco-de-cauda-azul
Russian:
  Синехвостая щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik modrochvostý
Swedish:
  blåstjärtad biätare
Chinese:
  栗喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Blue-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops philippinus) [version 1]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   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]
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]
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 2nd edition (1996):
   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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Other synonyms

Bengali: নীললেজ সুইচোরা
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
Spanish: Abejaruco Coliazul, Abejaruco de Cola Azul
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Coliazul
Estonian: sinisaba-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: safiirimehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à queue bleue, Guêpier à queue d’azur, Guêpier à queue d'azur
Hungarian: kékfarkú gyurgyalag
Indonesian: Burung Kirik-kirik Laut, Kirikkirik Laut, Kirik-kirik laut, Langir
Italian: Gruccione codazzurra
Japanese: 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
Latin: Merops philippinus, Merops philippinus philippinus, Merops superciliosus, Merops superciliosus philippinus
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
Dutch: Blauwstaartbijeneter
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
Slovak: Včelárik modrochvostý
Slovenian: bodičasti čebelar
Swedish: Blåstjärtad biätare
Tamil: Neelawal Panchuruttan
Thai: นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Thai (Transliteration): nók càap-kʰaa hŭa-kʰĭaw
Turkish: Mavi Kuyruklu Arıkuşu
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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