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Olive Bee-eater

Merops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766

The olive bee-eater or Madagascar bee-eater is a near passerine bee-eater species in the genus Merops. It is native to the southern half of Africa where it is present in Angola; Botswana; Burundi; Comoros; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mayotte; Mozambique; Namibia; Rwanda; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe. It is a common species with a wide range so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated their conservation status as "least concern". Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1766

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.183

Protonym:
  Merops superciliosus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42946379


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  AC89B8FF845CAECF

Avibase ID:
  avibase-AC89B8FF

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/AC89B8FF


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554658

Geographic range:

  • Merops superciliosus superciliosus: East Africa, Comoro Islands and Madagascar
  • Merops superciliosus alternans: Arid littoral of w Angola and nw Namibia
English:
Olive Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol de Madagascar
Czech:
vlha zelená
Danish:
Madagaskar-biæder
German:
Madagaskarspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco Malgache
Spanish (Spain):
Abejaruco Malgache
Finnish:
naamiomehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier de Madagascar
Croatian:
Crvenovrata pčelarica
Hungarian:
Zöld gyurgyalag
Icelandic:
Flugnasvelgur
Italian:
Gruccione del Madagascar
Japanese (romaji):
madagasukaruhachikui
Japanese:
マダガスカルハチクイ
Lithuanian:
žaliasis bitininkas
Dutch:
Madagaskarbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Olivenbietar
Norwegian:
Olivenbieter
Polish:
żołna zielona
Portuguese:
abelharuco-de-faces-azuis
Russian:
Оливковая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik zelený
Serbian:
Crvenovrata pčelarica
Swedish:
olivgrön biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка оливкова
Chinese:
马岛蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
馬達加斯加橄綠蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier de Madagascar ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Guêpier de Madagascar ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Merops superciliosus superciliosus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Merops superciliosus superciliosus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Madagascar Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Olive Bee-eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops superciliosus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops superciliosus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Merops [superciliosus or persicus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Olyfbyvreter
Arabic: القارية زرقاء الخدين, خضيري شياني، قارور
Azerbaijani: Yaşıl qızlarquşu
Belarusian: Аліўкавая шчурка
Bulgarian: Зелен пчелояд
Catalan: Abellerol de Madagascar, Abellerol gola-roig
Czech: Vlha zelená
Welsh: Gwenynysor aeliog
Danish: Grøn biæder, Madagaskarbiæder, Madagaskar-biæder
German: Blauwangenspint, Madagaskarspint
Greek: Πρασινομέροπας
English: Blue-cheeked Bee Eater, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Brown-breasted Bee-eater, Madagascar Bee eater, Madagascar Bee-eater, Malagassy Bee-eater, Olive Bee-eater
English, HBW: Olive Bee-eater
English (IOC): Olive Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Madagascar Bee-eater
English (United States): Madagascar Bee-eater
English (South Africa): Olive (Madagascar) Bee-eater
Esperanto: bluvanga abelmanĝulo, Madagaskara abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco Bigotudo, Abejaruco Malgache, Abejaruco papirrijo, Abejaruco Papirrojo, Vencerjo cafre
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Malgache
Spanish (HBW): Madagascar Bee-eater
Estonian: Rohe-mesilasenäpp, ruskekurk-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: naamiomehiläissyöjä, Vihermehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier de Madagascar, Guêpier de Perse, Guêpier malgache, Guêpier vert
Frisian: Madagaskarbijefretter
Irish: Beachaire olóige
Galician: Abellaruco de cara azul, Abellaruco malgaxe
Hebrew: שרקרק ירוק
Croatian: Crvenovrata pčelarica, Zelena pčelarica
Hungarian: Zöld gyurgyalag
Armenian: Կանաչ Մեղվակեր
Indonesian: Kirik-kirik laut
Icelandic: Flugnasvelgur
Italian: Gruccione dai sopraccigli chiari, Gruccione del Madagascar, Gruccione di Persia, Gruccione egiziano
Japanese (romaji): madagasukaruhachikui, rurihoohachikui
Japanese: マダガスカルハチクイ, ルリホオハチクィ, ルリホオハチクイ
Georgian: მწვანე კვირიონი
Kazakh: Жасыл аражегіш
Scientific: Merops donaldsoni, Merops ruficapillus, Merops superciliosus, Merops superciliosus donaldsoni, Merops superciliosus superciliosus
Lithuanian: Žaliasis (Madagaskarinis) bitininkas, žaliasis bitininkas
Latvian: Zilvaigu bišķērājs
Malagasy: Kirikioka, Kirioke, Kiriokirioke, taotaonkafo, Tsikiriokirioke
Maltese: Qerd in-Naħal Aħmar
Dutch: Blauwwangbijeneter, Blauwwang-bijeneter, Groene bijeneter, Kleine Groene Bijeneter, Madagascarbijeneter, Madagaskarbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Olivenbietar
Norwegian: Blåkinnbieter, Olivenbieter
Polish: Zimorodek, zolna zielona, żołna zielona
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-faces-azuis, Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha, Abelharuco-malgaxe, Abelharuco-oliváceo
Portuguese (Portugal): abelharuco-malgaxe
Rhaeto-Romance: Maglia-avieuls dal Madagascar
Russian: Zelyonaya Shchurka, Большая зелёная щурка, Зеленая щурка, Зелёная щурка, Оливковая щурка
Northern Sami: Hápmauvloborri
Slovak: vcelárik zelený, včelárik zelený
Slovenian: Olivni čebelar, zeleni čebelar
Serbian: Crvenovrata pčelarica, Zelena pčelarica
Swedish: Grön biätare, olivgrön biätare
Swahili: Kerem Kiole, Kiole
Thai: นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Turkish: Arıkuşu, Madagaskar arıkuşu, Yeşil Arıkuşu, yeşil arykuşu, Zeytuni Arıkuşu
Tatar: саргылт яшел корташар
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка зелена , Бджолоїдка оливкова, Зелена бджолоїдка
Chinese: 栗喉蜂虎, 马岛蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 馬達加斯加橄綠蜂虎, 馬達加斯加藍尾蜂虎

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