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

Black Bee-eater Merops gularis

Described by: Shaw (1798)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Melittophagus gularis, Meropiscus gularis


Semuliki National Park, Uganda - Dec, 2005 © Tom Tarrant 
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information


W. to c. Africa;
Three main populations;
(1) Sierra Leone, se. Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Niger River in Nigeria.
(2) S. Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and nw. Angola(?) e. to the Congo, s. Central African Republic, n. and ne. s. to sw. Zaire. Uganda and w. Kenya?


No videos are available for this species


No sounds are available for this species


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


Please email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.

If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.