WoRMS taxon details

Merops nubicus Gmelin, 1788

212737  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212737)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Not documented
Description Length: 24-26 cm not including elongate central rectrices which can add 10 cm. Plumage: almost entirely various shades of...  
Description Length: 24-26 cm not including elongate central rectrices which can add 10 cm. Plumage: almost entirely various shades of bright red; rump, crissum, cap and (in subsp. nubicus) throat turquoise-blue; black mask; central rectrices elongate. Immature duller than adult without elongate central rectrices. Bare parts: iris reddish brown; bill black; feet and legs pinkish brown. Habitat: coastal creeks, estuaries, beaches, offshore island and inland riverine areas. Intra-African migrant, breeds southern Africa, offshore islands as far north as Lamu; Madagascar. <390><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Merops nubicus Gmelin, 1788. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212737 on 2018-11-21
Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-08-25 13:14:19Z
changed
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 24-26 cm not including elongate central rectrices which can add 10 cm. Plumage: almost entirely various shades of bright red; rump, crissum, cap and (in subsp. nubicus) throat turquoise-blue; black mask; central rectrices elongate. Immature duller than adult without elongate central rectrices. Bare parts: iris reddish brown; bill black; feet and legs pinkish brown. Habitat: coastal creeks, estuaries, beaches, offshore island and inland riverine areas. Intra-African migrant, breeds southern Africa, offshore islands as far north as Lamu; Madagascar. <390><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch karmijnrode bijeneter  [details]
English northern carmine bee-eatercarmine bee-eater  [details]
French guêpier écarlate  [details]
German Scharlachspint  [details]