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green bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
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Green Bee-eater clicked at Nagpur, India, by Dr. Tejinder Singh Rawal - green bee-eater (Merops orientalis).jpg
Resolution: 1618x1079 File Size: 958780 Bytes Date: 2013:02:03 08:19:24 Camera: NIKON D7000 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/5.6 Exposure: 1/2000 sec Focal Length: 6000/10 Upload Date: 2017:03:01 13:44:51

green bee-eater (Merops orientalis)

English: Green Bee-eater clicked at Nagpur, India, by Dr. Tejinder Singh Rawal
Date 3 February 2013, 08:19:24
Author Tsrawal

The green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) (sometimes little green bee-eater) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and the Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. Green bee-eaters are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named.
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Meropidae
Genus: Merops
Species: Merops orientalis Latham, 1801
Synonyms: Merops viridis Neumann, 1910

Scientific Name: Merops orientalis Latham, 1802
Common Names: Asian Green Bee-eater, Guêpier d'Orient, Green Bee-eater (when lumped with M. viridissimus and M. cyanophrys), Little Green Bee-eater
French: Guêpier d’Orient German: Asiensmaragdspint Spanish: Abejaruco esmeralda oriental
Taxonomy: Merops orientalis Latham, 1801, Mahratta, India.

Green bee-eater
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