Little Bee-eater

Merops pusillus - Guêpier nain

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Méropidés

  • Genus
    :

    Merops

  • Species
    :

    pusillus

Descriptor

Statius Müller, PL, 1776

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 17 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 10 à 18 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

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

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Merops pusillus pusillus (Senegal and Gambia to sw Sudan and n DRCongo)
  • Merops pusillus ocularis (e DRCongo, n Uganda and c Sudan to the Red Sea coast)
  • Merops pusillus cyanostictus (e Ethiopia, w Somalia and e Kenya)
  • Merops pusillus meridionalis (s and e DRCongo to w Kenya south to c Angola, Zimbabwe and South Africa)
  • Merops pusillus argutus (sw Angola, Botswana and sw Zambia)

Foreign names

  • Guêpier nain,
  • Abejaruco Chico,
  • Abelharuco-dourado,
  • Zwergspint,
  • törpegyurgyalag,
  • Dwergbijeneter,
  • Gruccione minore,
  • Dvärgbiätare,
  • Dvergbieter,
  • včelárik malý,
  • vlha malá,
  • Dværgbiæder,
  • kääpiömehiläissyöjä,
  • Kleinbyvreter,
  • abellerol petit,
  • żołna mała,
  • Карликовая щурка,
  • ヒメハチクイ,
  • 小蜂虎,
  • 小蜂虎,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks, Shrub Dominated Wetlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

Sources of information

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