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Little Bee-eater

Merops pusillus Müller, PLS 1776

The little bee-eater is a near passerine bird species in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. They are residents in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. They should not be confused with the little green bee-eater. Migration is limited to seasonal movements depending on rainfall patterns. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Müller, PLS 1776

Reference:
   Linné vollst. Natursyst. Suppl. Reg. Bd. Suppl. p.95

Protonym:
  Merops pusillus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/52710048


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C0A68CA01963299C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C0A68CA0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C0A68CA0


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554647

Geographic range:

  • Merops pusillus pusillus: savannas from Senegambia to Cameroon, Sudan and northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Merops pusillus ocularis: northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (east of the range of pusillus) northeast to the Red Sea coast of Sudan and northern Eritrea and Ethiopia
  • Merops pusillus cyanostictus: E Ethiopia to Somalia and e Kenya
  • Merops pusillus meridionalis: Congo basin to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and western Kenya south to eastern South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Merops pusillus argutus: SW Angola to sw Zambia and Botswana
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English:
Little Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol petit
Czech:
vlha malá
Danish:
Dværgbiæder
German:
Zwergspint
Spanish:
Abejaruco Chico
Spanish (Spain):
Abejaruco Chico
Finnish:
kääpiömehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier nain
Croatian:
mala pčelarica
Hungarian:
törpegyurgyalag
Icelandic:
Stúfsvelgur
Italian:
Gruccione minore
Japanese (romaji):
himehachikui
Japanese:
ヒメハチクイ
Lithuanian:
nykštukinis bitininkas
Dutch:
Dwergbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Dvergbietar
Norwegian:
Dvergbieter
Polish:
żołna mała
Portuguese:
abelharuco-dourado
Russian:
Карликовая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik malý
Serbian:
Mala pčelarica
Swedish:
dvärgbiätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка карликова
Chinese:
小蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
小蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier nain ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Guêpier nain ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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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:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Melittophagus pusillus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Melittophagus pusillus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Melittophagus pusillus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Little Bee-eater ( Merops pusillus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops pusillus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops pusillus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Kleinbyvreter
Belarusian: Карлікавая шчурка
Bulgarian: Малък пчелояд
Bengali: হছাট ঳ুিআমচাযা
Bengali (transliteration): chōṭa su'icōrā*
Breton: Gwespetaer bihan
Catalan: Abellerol petit
Czech: Vlha malá
Welsh: Gwenynysor bach
Danish: Dværgbiæder
German: Zwergspint, Zwergspiunt
Greek: Μικρoμελισσοφάγος
English: Little Bee Eater, Little Bee-eater
English, HBW: Little Bee-eater
English (IOC): Little Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Little Bee-eater
English (United States): Little Bee-eater
Esperanto: Malgranda abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco Chico
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Chico
Spanish (HBW): Little Bee-eater
Estonian: pisi-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Kääpiömehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier nain
Frisian: Dwerchbijefretter
Irish: Beachaire beag
Galician: Abellaruco pequeno
Croatian: mala pčelarica
Hungarian: törpegyurgyalag
Icelandic: Stúfsvelgur
Italian: Gruccione minore, Gruccione pettocannella minore
Japanese (romaji): himehachikui
Japanese: ヒメハチクイ
Scientific: Melittophagus pusillus, Merops pusillus, Merops pusillus pusillus
Lithuanian: Mažasis bitininkas, nykštukinis bitininkas
Latvian: Mazais bišķērājs
Macedonian: Мала пчеларка
Dutch: Dwergbijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Dvergbietar
Norwegian: Dvergbieter
Polish: zolna mala, żołna mała
Portuguese: Abelharuco pequeno, Abelharuco-dourado, Abelharuco-pequeno
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco-dourado, abelharuco-pequeno
Rhaeto-Romance: Maglia-avieuls pitschen
Romanian: Prigorie mică
Russian: Карликовая щурка, Крошечная щурка
Northern Sami: Deaggauvloborri
Slovak: vcelárik malý, včelárik malý, Včelárik trpasličí
Slovenian: mali čebelar
Serbian: Mala pčelarica
Swedish: Dvärgbiätare
Swahili: Kerem Mdogo
Tswana: Morôkapula
Turkish: Küçük Arıkuşu
Tsonga: Tinziwolana
Tatar: кәрлә корташар
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка карликова
Chinese: 小蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 小蜂虎
Zulu: iNkotha

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