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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 
AphiaID: 212738

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoraciiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMeropidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMerops (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMerops Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  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. v. 1 (pt 1): 1-532. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblauwwang-bijeneter  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorolive bee-eaterUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar bee-eater  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorguêpier de Madagascar  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagaskarspint  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorБджолоїдка зелена  [details]
Environment marine, brackish
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (4 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (157 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 4 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Forms a superspecies with M. persicus [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212738
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-08-25 13:14:19Z  changed  Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Merops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212738 on 2014-08-21
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