WoRMS taxon details

Merops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766

212738  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212738)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. 1 (1): 1-532. [details]   
Description Length: 23-24 cm not including elongate central rectrices which can be 7 cm. Plumage: above dull olive green, paler below;...  
Description Length: 23-24 cm not including elongate central rectrices which can be 7 cm. Plumage: above dull olive green, paler below; head and throat dark olive brown, chin yellowish; black facemask; white forehead, supercilium and cheek stripes. Immature with green crown and central rectrices not elongate. Bare parts: iris bright red; bill black; feet and legs brownish pink. Habitat: mangrove, riverine woodland. Intra-African migrant; breeds Madagascar, Comores, Zambezi River. <390><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Merops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212738 on 2018-05-27
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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original description Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. 1 (1): 1-532. [details]   

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 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 23-24 cm not including elongate central rectrices which can be 7 cm. Plumage: above dull olive green, paler below; head and throat dark olive brown, chin yellowish; black facemask; white forehead, supercilium and cheek stripes. Immature with green crown and central rectrices not elongate. Bare parts: iris bright red; bill black; feet and legs brownish pink. Habitat: mangrove, riverine woodland. Intra-African migrant; breeds Madagascar, Comores, Zambezi River. <390><391><393> [details]

Remark Forms a superspecies with M. persicus [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch blauwwang-bijeneter  [details]
English olive bee-eaterMadagascar bee-eater  [details]
French guêpier de Madagascar  [details]
German Madagaskarspint  [details]
Ukrainian Бджолоїдка зелена  [details]