Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Bee-eaters :: Blue-breasted Bee-eater

Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus

Described by: Vieillot (1817)
Alternate common name(s): Ethiopian Bee-eater
Old scientific name(s): Mellitophagus variegatus


near Entebbe, Uganda - Jan, 2006 © Tom Tarrant 
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C. Africa. N. e. Africa;
Two populations;
(1) Se. Nigeria and c. Cameroon, s. Central African Republic, n. Zaire to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, w. and c. Kenya and Tanzania(?).
(2) Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Congo to Zaire and c. Angola.
(3) S. Zaire and Zambia.
(4) Se. Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.


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


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