European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster - Guêpier d'Europe

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Méropidés

  • Genus
    :

    Merops

  • Species
    :

    apiaster

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 28 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 44 à 49 cm.
  • Weight
    : 44 à 78 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a species of bird in the Meropidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Guêpier d'Europe,
  • Abejaruco Europeo,
  • Abelharuco-europeu,
  • Bienenfresser,
  • Gyurgyalag,
  • Bijeneter,
  • Gruccione comune,
  • Biätare,
  • Bieter,
  • včelárik zlatý,
  • vlha pestrá,
  • Biæder,
  • mehiläissyöjä,
  • Europese Byvreter,
  • abellerol comú,
  • Býsvelgur,
  • żołna (zwyczajna),
  • bišu dzenis,
  • čebelar,
  • Золотистая щурка,
  • ヨーロッパハチクイ,
  • 黄喉蜂虎,
  • 黃喉蜂虎,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations

Geographic range

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