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little bee-eater (Merops pusillus)
Subject: little bee-eater (Merops pusillus)
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little bee-eater (Merops pusillus)

Author C. G. Finch-Davies (1875–1920)
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus (adult male and juvenile female)
Date 17 March 1909
Source/Photographer Transvaal Museum, Pretoria

The little bee-eater (Merops pusillus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is resident in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. It should not be confused with the little green bee-eater, Merops orientalis. Migration is limited to seasonal movements depending on rainfall patterns.
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Meropidae
Genus: Merops
Species: Merops pusillus Statius Muller, 1776
Synonyms: Melittophagus pusillus

Scientific Name: Merops pusillus Müller, 1776
Common Names: English – Little Bee-eater, French – Guêpier nain
French: Guêpier nain German: Zwergspint Spanish: Abejaruco chico
Taxonomy: Merops pusillus Statius Müller, 1776, Senegal.

Little bee-eater
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