Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Bee-eaters :: Madagascar Bee-eater

Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Olive Bee-eater, Brown-breasted Bee-eater, Malagasy Bee-eater
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Madagascar - Aug, 1997 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Ifaty, Madagascar - Dec, 2006 © Jean-Michel Fenerole  near Mangily and Ifaty, Madagascar - Jan 11, 2008 © Susan Brown 
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Sw. Aficia. Coastal e. Africa. Comoro Is. Madagascar;
Widely fragmented distribution;
(1) E. Ethiopia, Somalia, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi to se. Mozambique and ex. ne. South Africa. Sporadically to n. Zimbabwe and ne. Botswans. Madagascar and the Comoro Is.
Disperses into e. African interior.
(2) Sw. Angola and nw. Namibia.


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


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