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Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Merops hirundineus Lichtenstein, AAH, 1793
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops hirundineus

Citation:
  Lichtenstein, AAH, 1793

Reference:
  Cat.Rer.nat.rar. p.21 no.213

Protonym:
  Merops hirundineus

Avibase ID:
  910E6D864A401F5D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/910E6D86

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554650

Geographic range:

  • Merops hirundineus hirundineus: Angola and Namibia to Zimbabwe and northern South Africa
  • Merops hirundineus chrysolaimus: Senegal to s Chad and nw Central African Republic
  • Merops hirundineus heuglini: South Sudan and adjacent Ethiopia, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Merops hirundineus furcatus: southern Democratic Republic of the Congo to Tanzania, Zambia, southern Zimbabwe, and Mozambique
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha vlaštovčí
German:
  Schwalbenschwanzspint
Danish:
  Svalehalebiæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco Golondrina
Finnish:
  haaramehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier à queue d'aronde
Italian:
  Gruccione coda di rondine
Japanese:
  enbihachikui
Japanese:
  エンビハチクイ
Dutch:
  Zwaluwstaartbijeneter
Norwegian:
  Svalebieter
Polish:
  zolna widlosterna
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco de cauda forcada
Russian:
  Ласточкохвостая щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik lastovičí
Swedish:
  svalstjärtad biätare
Chinese:
  燕尾蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Guêpier à queue d'aronde ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Guêpier à queue d'aronde ( Merops hirundinaceus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Swallow-tailed Bee Eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Swallow-tailed Bee Eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Dicrocercus hirundineus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Dicrocercus hirundineus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Dicrocercus hirundineus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops hirundineus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Merops hirundineus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Swaelstertbyvreter
Catalan: Abellerol cua d'oreneta
Czech: Vlha vlaštovcí, vlha vlaštovčí
Danish: Svalehalebiæder
German: Schwalbenschwanzspint, Schwalbenschwanzspint Gabelschwanzspint
English: Swallow tailed Bee eater, Swallow-tailed Bee Eater, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Swallowtailed Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco Cola de Golondrina, Abejaruco Golondrina
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Golondrina
Estonian: harksaba-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Haaramehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à queue d’aronde, Guêpier à queue d'aronde, Guêpier à queue d'hirondelle
Hungarian: fecskefarkú gyurgyalag
Italian: Gruccione coda di rondine, Gruccione codadirondine
Japanese: embihachikui, enbihachikui
Japanese: エンビハチクィ, エンビハチクイ
Kwangali: Sitembandayi
Latin: Dicrocercus hirundineus, Merops hirundinaceus, Merops hirundineus, Merops hirundineus hirundineus
Lithuanian: kregždžiauodegis bitininkas, Smailiauodegis bitininkas
Dutch: Zwaluwstaartbijeneter
Norwegian: Svalebieter
Polish: zolna widlosterna, żołna widłosterna
Portuguese: Abelharuco de cauda forcada, Abelharuco-andorinha, Abelharuco-de-cauda-forcada
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco-andorinha
Russian: Ласточкохвостая щурка
Slovak: včelárik lastovičí, Včelárik lastovičkovitý
Slovenian: lastovičji čebelar
Swedish: Svalstjärtad biätare
Swahili: Keremberere
Tswana: Morôkapula
Turkish: Kırlangıç Kuyruklu Arıkuşu
Chinese: 燕尾蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 燕尾蜂虎

 

         

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