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Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater

Merops [viridis or americanus] (= Merops viridis) Linnaeus, C 1758

The blue-throated bee-eater is a species of bird in the bee-eater family. They are found throughout southeast Asia in subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Their diet consists mostly of bees, wasps, and dragonflies. Blue-throated bee-eaters are small with colorful plumage consisting of a red nape, dark green wings, light green breast, and their signature blue throat. Juvenile plumage contain dark green head and wings and light green breasts, only developing their full plumage in adulthood. They have a rich variety of songs and calls, including longcalls which allow them to communicate long distances in the forest. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.117

Protonym:
  Merops viridis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727022


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A4FAB34359673C6C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A4FAB343

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A4FAB343


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554656

Geographic range:

  • Merops viridis: S China, Thailand and Indochina to Sumatra, Borneo and Java
  • Merops americanus: Philippine Islands
English:
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater
French:
Guêpier à gorge bleue ou G. à gorge verte


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [viridis or americanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [iridis or americanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [iridis or americanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [viridis or americanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [viridis or americanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [viridis or americanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [viridis or americanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [viridis or americanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater ( Merops [viridis or americanus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier à gorge bleue ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Guêpier à gorge bleue ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Chestnut-headed Bee Eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Chestnut-headed Bee Eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
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:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
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:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Merops viridis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Merops viridis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Merops viridis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue-throated Bee-eater ( Merops viridis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops viridis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops viridis [version 1]

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Catalan: Abellerol golablau
Czech: Vlha malajská
Danish: Brunnakket Biæder
German: Hinduspint, Malaienspint
English: Blue throated Bee eater, Blue-throated Bee-eater, Blue-throated or Rufous-crowned Bee-eater, Chestnut-headed Bee Eater, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Esperanto: Blugorĝa abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco de Garganta Azul, Abejaruco Gorgiazul, Abejaruco gorjiazul
Estonian: lasuurkurk-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: indonesianmehiläissyöjä, Tarhamehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à gorge bleue, Guêpier à gorge bleue ou G. à gorge verte
Croatian: plavogrla pčelarica
Hungarian: kéktorkú gyurgyalag
Indonesian: Burung Kirik-kirik Biru, Kirikkirik Biru, Kirik-kirik biru
Italian: Gruccione golazzurra, Gruccione testacastana orientale
Japanese (romaji): ruri-nodo hachi-kui, rurinodohachikui
Japanese: ルリノドハチクイ
Japanese (Kanji): 琉璃喉蜂喰, 瑠璃喉蜂喰
Scientific: Merops [iridis or americanus], Merops [viridis or americanus], Merops viridis, Merops viridis viridis
Lithuanian: malajinis bitininkas, Mėlynkaklis bitininkas
Malay: Beberek Leher Biru, Berek-Berek, Burung Beberek Leher Biru, Burung Berek-berek Pirus, Burung Berek-berek Tadah Hujan
Dutch: Maleise Bijeneter
Norwegian: Jadebieter
Polish: zolna modrogardla, żołna modrogardła
Pinyin: lán-hóu fēng-hǔ, lì-tóu fēng-hǔ, shí-fēng-niǎo
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-garganta-azul
Russian: Малайская щурка
Slovak: včelárik modrohrdlý
Slovenian: malajski čebelar
Swedish: Blåstrupig biätare
Thai: นกคับคาคอสีฟ้า, นกจาบคาคอสีฟ้า
Thai (Transliteration): nók càap-kʰaa kʰoaa-sĭi-fáa, nók kʰáp-kʰaa kʰoaa-sĭi-fáa
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка синьогорла
Vietnamese: Chim Trảu họng xanh, Trảu đầu nâu
Chinese: 栗头蜂虎, 栗頭蜂虎, 蓝喉峰虎, 蓝喉蜂虎, 食峰鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 栗頭蜂虎, 藍喉栗頭蜂虎, 藍喉蜂虎, 食蜂鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 藍喉蜂虎
Chinese (Taiwan): 蓝喉蜂虎

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