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Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates] (= Merops lafresnayii) Guérin-Méneville, FÉ 1843

The blue-breasted bee-eater is a central African species of bird. It is a member of the family Meropidae. Meropids are all visually similar and have a diet specialized in Hymenopterans. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Guérin-Méneville, FÉ 1843

Reference:
   Rev. Zool. Soc. Cuvierienne 6 p.322

Protonym:
  Merops Lafresnayii

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2271414


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A2EF90FE085EB3AF

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A2EF90FE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A2EF90FE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 693090

Geographic range:

  • Merops lafresnayii: Ethiopia to Sudan (Boma Hills)
  • Merops oreobates: Highland forests of e Africa
English:
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
French:
Guêpier de Lafresnaye ou G. montagnard


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates])
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops lafresnayii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater ( Merops lafresnayii) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Melittophagus lafresnayii [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Melittophagus lafresnayii [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Melittophagus lafresnayii [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Merops [variegatus, lafresnayii or oreobates]

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: Abellerol d'Etiòpia
Danish: Etiopisk Biæder
English: Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Ethiopian or Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
Finnish: ylänkömehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier de Lafresnaye, Guêpier de Lafresnaye ou G. montagnard
Italian: Gruccione pettocannella
Scientific: Melittophagus lafresnayii, Merops [lafresnayii or oreobates], Merops lafresnayii, Merops variegatus lafresnayii
Polish: zolna niebieskoczelna
Slovak: včelárik etiópsky

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