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Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Merops variegatus Vieillot, 1817
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops variegatus

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1817

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 14 p.25

Protonym:
  Merops variegatus

Avibase ID:
  A90C512F3709AF94

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A90C512F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554648

Geographic range:

  • Merops variegatus variegatus: Gabon, Rio Muni and southwestern Cameroon to Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola
  • Merops variegatus bangweoloensis: eastern Angola to southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and extreme western Tanzania
  • Merops variegatus loringi: SE Nigeria and Cameroon to Uganda and Kenya
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Czech:
  vlha modroprsá
German:
  Blaubrustspint
Danish:
  Blåkravet Biæder
Spanish:
  Abejaruco variegado
Finnish:
  savannimehiläissyöjä
French:
  Guêpier à collier bleu
Italian:
  Gruccione pettoblu
Japanese:
  rurimunehachikui
Japanese:
  ルリムネハチクイ
Dutch:
  Blauwborstbijeneter
Norwegian:
  Blåbrystbieter
Polish:
  zolna niebieskopiersna
Portuguese:
  Abelharuco-de-peito-azul
Russian:
  Синегрудая щурка
Slovak:
  včelárik modroprsý
Swedish:
  Blåkragad biätare
Chinese:
  蓝胸蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Guêpier à collier bleu ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Melittophagus variegatus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Melittophagus variegatus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Melittophagus variegatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Merops [variegatus, lafresnayii or oreobates] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 


Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Catalan: Abellerol de pit blau
Czech: vlha modroprsá
Danish: Blåkravet Biæder
German: Blaubrustspint
English: Blue-breasted Bee Eater, Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Spanish: Abejaruco de Pecho Azul, Abejaruco variegado
Estonian: soo-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Savannimehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à collier bleu
Hungarian: kékmellű gyurgyalag
Italian: Gruccione pettazzurro, Gruccione pettoblu
Japanese: rurimunehachikui
Japanese: ルリムネハチクイ
Latin: Melittophagus variegatus, Merops variegatus, Merops variegatus variegatus
Lithuanian: Mėlynkrūtis bitininkas
Dutch: Blauwborstbijeneter
Norwegian: Blåbrystbieter
Polish: zolna niebieskopiersna, żołna niebieskopierśna
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-peito-azul
Russian: Синегрудая щурка
Slovak: včelárik modroprsý
Swedish: Blåkragad biätare
Swahili: Kerem Kidari-buluu
Chinese: 蓝胸蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 藍胸蜂虎

 

         

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