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Blue-throated Bee-eater

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Blue-throated Bee-Eater (Merops viridis)


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Merops viridis Scientific name
Coraciiformes Order
Meropidae Family
30 cm Length
Tropical lowland moist forest, mangrove, dry shrubland, coastal sand dunes, rivers, streams, creeks, below 670 m, in:- [Island of Borneo:- Brunei] Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, [Indonesia:- Bangka, Java, Mentawai Archipelago, Mollucas, Nias, Riau Islands, Sumatra] Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan (vagrant), Thailand, and Vietnam. Habitat
Flying insects which it hawks from a perch. wasps, bees and hornets form a large part of their diet. Food  
1173 - TSN: 693112 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

Blue-throated Bee-eater
Mike Nelson Menanggol tributary, Lower Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo call XC150939 

AKA:- German: Malaienspint
English: Blue-throated Bee-eater, Blue-throated Bee-eater (nominate)
Spanish: Abejaruco de Garganta Azul
French: GuÍpier ŗ gorge bleue, GuÍpier ŗ gorge bleue (nominal), GuÍpier ŗ gorge bleue (nominale), GuÍpier ŗ gorge bleue (race nominale)
Italian: Gruccione testacastana orientale
Latin: Merops viridis, Merops viridis viridis
Slovak: včelŠrik modrohrdlż


Merops viridis
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Merops viridis najdanus
Merops viridis viridis
Merops viridis viridissimus
Merops viridissimus


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