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Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Merops [superciliosus or philippinus] (= Merops superciliosus) Linnaeus, C 1766




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


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1766

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 12, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  Merops superciliosus

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F4546FFBB5EC2F4D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F4546FFB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F4546FFB


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554658

Geographic range:

  • Merops persicus persicus: Egypt to Lake Balkhash and Hindu Kush; winters to s Africa
  • Merops persicus chrysocercus: NW Africa (south of Atlas Mts.); Senegambia to Lake Chad
  • Merops superciliosus superciliosus: East Africa, Comoro Islands and Madagascar
  • Merops superciliosus alternans: Arid littoral of w Angola and nw Namibia
  • Merops philippinus: India to s China, SE Asia, New Guinea and Indonesia
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English:
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
French:
Guêpier de Madagascar, G. de Perse ou G. à queue d'azur


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ( Merops [superciliosus or philippinus])
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue-cheeked Bee Eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue-cheeked Bee Eater ( Merops superciliosus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Merops superciliosus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Merops superciliosus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Merops superciliosus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Afrikaans: Olyfbyvreter
Arabic: القارية زرقاء الخدين, خضيري شياني، قارور
Azerbaijani: Yaşıl qızlarquşu
Bulgarian: Зелен пчелояд
Catalan: Abellerol gola-roig
Czech: Vlha modroocasá, vlha zelená
Danish: Blåhalet Biæder, Grøn Biæder
German: Blauschwanzspint, Blauwangenspint
Greek: Πρασινομέροπας
English: Blue-cheeked Bee Eater, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Olive, Blue-tailed or Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Esperanto: bluvanga abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco Coliazul, Abejaruco Malgache
Estonian: Rohe-mesilasenäpp, sinisaba-mesilasenäpp
Finnish: Vihermehiläissyöjä
French: Guêpier de Madagascar, Guêpier de Madagascar, G. de Perse ou G. à queue d'azur
Galician: Abellaruco de cara azul
Hebrew: שרקרק ירוק
Hungarian: Zöld gyurgyalag
Armenian: Կանաչ Մեղվակեր
Indonesian: Kirik-kirik laut
Icelandic: Flugnasvelgur
Italian: Gruccione codazzurra
Japanese (romaji): hariohachikui
Japanese: ハリオハチクイ
Georgian: მწვანე კვირიონი
Kazakh: Жасыл аражегіш
Scientific: Merops [superciliosus or philippinus], Merops superciliosus, Merops superciliosus superciliosus
Lithuanian: Žaliasis (Madagaskarinis) bitininkas
Malagasy: Kirikioka, Kirioke, Kiriokirioke, taotaonkafo, Tsikiriokirioke
Maltese: Qerd in-Naħal Aħmar
Dutch: Blauwstaartbijeneter, Blauwwangbijeneter, Groene Bijeneter
Norwegian: Blåkinnbieter, Olivenbieter
Polish: zolna zielona, żołna zielona
Portuguese: Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha, Abelharuco-malgaxe
Russian: Большая зелёная щурка, Зеленая щурка, Зелёная щурка
Slovak: vcelárik zelený
Slovenian: zeleni čebelar
Swedish: Grön biätare
Swahili: Kerem Kiole, Kiole
Thai: นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Turkish: Arıkuşu, Yeşil Arıkuşu, yeşil arykuşu
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка зелена , Зелена бджолоїдка
Chinese: 栗喉蜂虎, 马岛蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 馬達加斯加藍尾蜂虎

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