WoRMS taxon details

Merops pusillus Müller, 1776

212739  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212739)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Not documented
Description Length: 14-18 cm. Plumage: above green; below ochre-yellow belly, chestnut to cinnamon breast, black breast-band and bright...  
Description Length: 14-18 cm. Plumage: above green; below ochre-yellow belly, chestnut to cinnamon breast, black breast-band and bright yellow throat; black face-mask, turquoise supercilium; all but green central tail-feathers cinnamon-rufous tipped black; flight feathers and under wing feathers cinnamon rufous with black trailing edge. Immature paler and bluer than adult without black breast-band. Bare parts: iris red; bill black; feet and legs dark pink. Habitat: any open area with small trees and shrubs including mangrove associated sand-flats.. Resident. <390><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Merops pusillus Müller, 1776. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212739 on 2018-12-16
Date
action
by
1998-08-25 13:14:19Z
created
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked
2011-04-27 09:01:37Z
changed

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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: 14-18 cm. Plumage: above green; below ochre-yellow belly, chestnut to cinnamon breast, black breast-band and bright yellow throat; black face-mask, turquoise supercilium; all but green central tail-feathers cinnamon-rufous tipped black; flight feathers and under wing feathers cinnamon rufous with black trailing edge. Immature paler and bluer than adult without black breast-band. Bare parts: iris red; bill black; feet and legs dark pink. Habitat: any open area with small trees and shrubs including mangrove associated sand-flats.. Resident. <390><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch dwergbijeneter  [details]
English little bee-eater  [details]
French guêpier nain  [details]
German Zwergspint  [details]