Olive Bee-eater

Merops superciliosus - Guêpier de Madagascar

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Méropidés

  • Genus
    :

    Merops

  • Species
    :

    superciliosus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 31 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 31 à 48 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

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

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Merops superciliosus superciliosus (e Africa, Madagascar and the Comoro Is.)
  • Merops superciliosus alternans (w Angola and nw Namibia)

Foreign names

  • Guêpier de Madagascar,
  • Abejaruco Malgache,
  • Abelharuco-oliváceo,
  • Madagaskarspint,
  • zöld gyurgyalag,
  • Blauwwangbijeneter,
  • Gruccione del Madagascar,
  • Grön biätare,
  • Olivenbieter,
  • včelárik zelený,
  • vlha zelená,
  • Madagaskarbiæder,
  • naamiomehiläissyöjä,
  • Olyfbyvreter,
  • abellerol de Madagascar,
  • żołna zielona,
  • Оливковая щурка,
  • ルリホオハチクイ,
  • 马岛蜂虎,
  • 馬達加斯加藍尾蜂虎,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Sources of information

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