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Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

Merops hirundineus Lichtenstein, AAH, 1793

The Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in savannah woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It is partially migratory, moving in response to rainfall patterns. Source: Wikipedia




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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
English:
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Czech:
vlha vlaštovčí
German:
Schwalbenschwanzspint
Danish:
Svalehalebiæder
Spanish:
Abejaruco Golondrina
Finnish:
haaramehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier à queue d'aronde
Icelandic:
Svölusvelgur
Italian:
Gruccione coda di rondine
Japanese:
enbihachikui
Japanese:
エンビハチクイ
Dutch:
Zwaluwstaartbijeneter
Norwegian:
Svalebieter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svalebietar
Polish:
zolna widlosterna
Portuguese:
Abelharuco de cauda forcada
Russian:
Ласточкохвостая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik lastovičí
Swedish:
svalstjärtad biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка вилохвоста
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:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater ( Merops hirundineus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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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:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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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 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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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 5.3:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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 (IOC): Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco Cola de Golondrina, Abejaruco Golondrina
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Golondrina
Spanish (HBW): Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Estonian: harksaba-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Haaramehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à queue d’aronde, Guêpier à queue d'aronde, Guêpier à queue d'hirondelle
Hungarian: fecskefarkú gyurgyalag
Icelandic: Svölusvelgur
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
Scientific: Dicrocercus hirundineus, Merops hirundinaceus, Merops hirundineus, Merops hirundineus hirundineus
Lithuanian: kregždžiauodegis bitininkas, Smailiauodegis bitininkas
Dutch: Zwaluwstaartbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svalebietar
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
Serbian: Lastorepa pčelarica
Swedish: Svalstjärtad biätare
Swahili: Keremberere
Tswana: Morôkapula
Turkish: Kırlangıç Kuyruklu Arıkuşu
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка вилохвоста
Chinese: 燕尾蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 燕尾蜂虎

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