Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Bee-eaters :: Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus

Described by: Lichtenstein, A. A. H. (1793)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Dicrocercus hirundineus


Fish River Canyon, Namibia - Aug, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer  Fish River Canyon, Namibia - Aug, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer 
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W. to c. Africa. S. tropical Africa;
Two populations;
(1) Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Central African Republic and s. Chad.
(2) S. Sudan, ne. Zaire, w. Ethiopia and n. Uganda.
(3) S. Zaire to n. Tanzania, se. Kenya s. to c. Angola, Malawi and Mozambique.
(4) S. Angola, sw. Zambia, w. Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa (Natal and Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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