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Blue-breasted Bee-eater

Merops variegatus Vieillot, 1817

The Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus) is a species of bird in the Meropidae family. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Meropidae
Genus:
  Merops

Scientific:
  Merops variegatus

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1817

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 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
English:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol de pit blau
Czech:
vlha modroprsá
Danish:
Blåkravet Biæder
German:
Blaubrustspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco variegado
Finnish:
savannimehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier à collier bleu
Croatian:
plavoprsa pčelarica
Hungarian:
kékmellű gyurgyalag
Italian:
Gruccione pettoblu
Japanese (romaji):
rurimunehachikui
Japanese:
ルリムネハチクイ
Lithuanian:
Mėlynkrūtis bitininkas
Dutch:
Blauwborstbijeneter
Norwegian:
Blåbrystbieter
Polish:
żołna niebieskopierśna
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-de-peito-azul
Russian:
Синегрудая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik modroprsý
Swedish:
blåkragad biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка синьовола
Chinese:
蓝胸蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
藍胸蜂虎


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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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]
eBird version 2019:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Blue-breasted) ( Merops variegatus [variegatus Group]) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Blue-breasted) ( Merops variegatus [variegatus Group]) [version 2]
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 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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Blue-breasted Bee-eater ( Merops variegatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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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Bengali: নীরফুক ঳ুিআমচাযা
Bengali (transliteration): nīlabuka su'icōrā*
Catalan: Abellerol de pit blau
Czech: vlha modroprsá
Danish: Blåkravet Biæder
German: Blaubrustspint, Blaubrustspint [variegatus-Gruppe]
English: Blue-breasted Bee Eater, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Blue-breasted)
English, HBW: Blue-breasted Bee-eater
English (IOC): Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Blue-breasted)
English (Kenya): Blue-breasted Bee-eater
English (United States): Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Blue-breasted)
Esperanto: Blubrusta abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco de Pecho Azul, Abejaruco variegado, Abejaruco Variegado (grupo variegatus)
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Variegado, Abejaruco variegado (grupo variegatus)
Estonian: soo-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Savannimehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier à collier bleu
Croatian: plavoprsa pčelarica
Hungarian: kékmellű gyurgyalag
Italian: Gruccione pettazzurro, Gruccione pettoblu
Japanese (romaji): rurimunehachikui
Japanese: ルリムネハチクイ, ルリムネハチクイ(variegatus グループ)
Scientific: Melittophagus variegatus, Merops variegatus, Merops variegatus [variegatus Group], Merops variegatus variegatus
Lithuanian: Mėlynkrūtis bitininkas
Dutch: Blauwborstbijeneter
Norwegian: Blåbrystbieter, blåbrystbieter (variegatus gr.)
Polish: zolna niebieskopiersna, żołna niebieskopierśna, żołna niebieskopierśna [gr. variegatus]
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-peito-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): abelharuco-de-peito-azul [grupo variegatus]
Russian: Синегрудая щурка, Синегрудая щурка [группа variegatus]
Slovak: včelárik modroprsý, včelárik modroprsý (skup.)
Slovenian: močvirski čebelar
Swedish: Blåkragad biätare, blåkragad biätare [gruppen variegatus]
Swahili: Kerem Kidari-buluu
Turkish: Mavi Göğüslü Arıkuşu, Mavi göğüslü arıkuşu [variegatus grubu]
Tatar: күк түшле корташар
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка синьовола
Chinese: 蓝胸蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 藍胸蜂虎

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