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European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758

The European bee-eater is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.117

Protonym:
  Merops Apiaster

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727022


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  66AA3934DBAD18BC

Avibase ID:
  avibase-66AA3934

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/66AA3934


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554661

Geographic range:

  • Merops apiaster: S Palearctic; winters to sub-Saharan Africa and w India
English:
European Bee-eater
Catalan:
Abellerol comú
Czech:
vlha pestrá
Danish:
Biæder
German:
Bienenfresser
Spanish:
Abejaruco Europeo
Spanish (Spain):
Abejaruco Europeo
Finnish:
mehiläissyöjä
French:
Guêpier d'Europe
Croatian:
Pčelarica
Hungarian:
Gyurgyalag
Icelandic:
Býsvelgur
Italian:
Gruccione
Japanese (romaji):
yo-roppahachikui
Japanese:
ヨーロッパハチクイ
Lithuanian:
Bitininkas
Dutch:
Bijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bietar
Norwegian:
Bieter
Polish:
żołna
Portuguese:
Abelharuco-comum
Russian:
Золотистая щурка
Slovak:
včelárik zlatý
Serbian:
Pčelarica
Swedish:
biätare
Ukrainian:
Бджолоїдка
Chinese:
黄喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional):
黃喉蜂虎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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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:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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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 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):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guêpier d'Europe ( Merops apiaster)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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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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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 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 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Merops apiaster
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Merops apiaster
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Merops apiaster
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Merops apiaster

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Abkhazian: аШЬхарҟәыҭ
Afrikaans: Europese Byvreter
Arabic: القارية, القارية الأوربية, الوروار الاوروبي, الوروار الشائع, خضيري  زياني، قارور, وروار أوروبي
Asturian: Abeyarucu europeu, Abeyeru
Azerbaijani: ala-bəzək qızlarquşu, qızılı arıqapan, Qızılı qızlarquşu
Bashkir: йәшелғош
Belarusian: Шчурка-пчалаедка
Bulgarian: Обикновен пчелояд
Bengali: িআিঈমযা঩ীয় ঳ুিআমচাযা
Bengali (transliteration): i'urōpīẏa su'icōrā
Breton: Ar gwespetaer-boutin, Gwespetaer boutin
Catalan: Abellerol, Abellerol comú
Catalan (Balears): Abellerol
Montenegrin: pčelarica, пчеларица
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): пчеларица
Czech: Vlha pestrá
Chuvash: пукане кайăк, сăпса çиен, сăпсаçиен, ылтăн щурка
Welsh: Gwybedog y gwenyn
Danish: Biæder
German: Bienenfresser, Europäischer Bienenfresser
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκός) Μελισσοφάγος, Μελισσoφάγoς, Μελισσοφάγος
Greek (Cypriot): Μελισσοφάγος
English: Bee-eater, Eurasian Bee-eater, European Bee Eater, European Bee-eater, Golden Bee-eater
English, HBW: European Bee-eater
English (IOC): European Bee-eater
English (Kenya): Eurasian Bee-eater
English (United States): European Bee-eater
Esperanto: abelmanĝulo, Eŭropa abelmanĝulo, Ora abelmanĝulo
Spanish: Abejaruco, Abejaruco Comun, Abejaruco Común, Abejaruco Europeo
Spanish (Spain): Abejaruco Europeo
Spanish (HBW): Abejaruco europeo
Estonian: Mesilasenäpp
Basque: Abellerol, Erlatxori, Erlatxoria, Erle-txoria
Persian: زنبورخوار معمولی
Finnish: Mehiläissyöjä
Faroese: Býflugubítur
French: Guêpier d’Europe, Guêpier d'Europe
Friulian: uciel biel vert
Frisian: Bijefretter
Irish: Beachadóir Eorpach, Beachaire
Galician: Abellaruco, Abellaruco europeo, Abellerol
Manx: Ushag ny shellanyn
Hebrew: שרקרק, שרקרק מצוי
Croatian: Pcelarica, Pčelarica
Hungarian: Gyurgyalag
Armenian: [Voskeguyn Meghvaker ], Ոսկեգույն Մեղվակեր, Սոկեգույն Մեղվակեր
Icelandic: Býsvelgur
Italian: Gruccione, Gruccione (europeo), Gruccione comune, Gruccione europeo
Japanese (romaji): yoaroppahachikui, yōroppa hachi-kui, yo-roppahachikui
Japanese: ヨアロッパハチクイ, ヨーロッパハチクイ
Japanese (Kanji): ヨーロッパ蜂喰
Georgian: კვირიონი, ოქროსფერი კვირიონი
Kara-Kalpak: алтын реңли көгершин, ушын көгершин
Kabardian: бжьэшх, щу , щунэф
Kazakh: алтын түстес шорағай, алтын түсті боздақ, алтынрең аражегіш, сары боздақ, Сарыалқым аражегіш, сарыалқым арасақ, сарыбоздақ
Kazakh (Transliteration): sarı-alqım ara-jegiş
Karachay-Balkar: чибинчисюймез
North Karelian: mehiläisšyöjä
Cornish: Gwenynessor
Kirghiz: боздак, көк соору, көк суур, сары аарычыл
Scientific: Merops apiaster
Luxembourgish: Beiefrësser
Lithuanian: Bitininkas, europinis bitininkas
Latvian: Bišu dzenis
Macedonian: Пчеларка
Malayalam: യൂറോപ്യൻ വേലിത്തത്ത
Mongolian: хүрэн түрүүт зөгийч шувуухай, Шарга балч, Шарга зөгийч, Шаргал балч шувуу
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠰᠢᠷᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠰᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯ ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢ ᠰᠢᠪᠠᠭᠣ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Зөгийч шувуухай
Mongolian (Transliteration): sharag balch, shargal balch shuvuu, zögiich shuvuukhai
Moldavian: Prigorie
Maltese: Qerd in-Nahal, Qerd in-Naħal
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): хүрэн түрүүт зөгийч шувуухай
Dutch: Bijeneter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bietar
Norwegian: Bieter
Livvi (Olonets Karelian): pienitikku
Polish: Szczurek pszczołojad, zolna, żołna, żołna (zwyczajna), Zolna zielona, Żołna zielona, Żołna zwyczajna
Pinyin: huáng-hóu fēng-hǔ
Portuguese: Abelharuco, abelharuco comum, Abelharuco(-comum), Abelharuco-comum, Abelharuco-europeu
Portuguese (Portugal): Abelharuco, abelharuco-europeu
Romansh: maglia-avieuls, Magliavieuls
Rhaeto-Romance: Maglia-avieuls
Romanian: Prigorie
Russian: Zolotisatya Shchurka, Золотистая щурка, Щурка золотистая
Northern Sami: Uvloborri
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Europeeya Binguharaya
Slovak: Včelárik zlatý
Slovenian: cebelar, čebelar, legat cebelar
Shona: Gamanyuchi
Albanian: Bletë ngrënësi, Gargulli
Serbian: Pcelarica, Pčelarica, Пчеларица
Swedish: Biätare
Swahili: Kerem wa Ulaya, Polohoyo
Tajik: куркурикаррок
Turkmen: altynsow daraklyk
Tswana: Morôkapula
Turkish: Arikuşu, Arıkuşu, arykuşu, Сарыалқым аражегіш
Tsonga: Tinziwolana
Tatar: алтынсу корташар , корташар, корташарлар, корташары, сары корташар
Udmurt: горд юбер, кыкшык, муш быдтӥсь, мушбыдтӥсь, шурка, шыкшык
Ukrainian: Бджолоїдка , Бджолоїдка звичайна, Звичайна бджолоїдка, Золотиста бджолоїдка
Uzbek: кўкқунок, тилла ранг куркунак, тилларанг куркунак
Kalmyk: алтн балч, алтн җулҗуха, алтн җульҗуха, алтн сарҗа, алтн шарһлда
Chinese: 黄喉蜂虎
Chinese (Traditional): 黃喉蜂虎

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