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swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus)
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swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus)

English: Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus). Photograph of a specimen at Nairobi National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya.
Date 7 November 2013
Author DickDaniels (

The swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in savannah woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It is partially migratory, moving in response to rainfall patterns.

Scientific Name: Merops hirundineus Lichtenstein, 1793
Common Names:
English – Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
French – Guêpier à queue d'hirondelle
French: Guêpier à queue d’aronde German: Schwalbenschwanzspint Spanish: Abejaruco golondrina
Taxonomy: Merops hirundineus A. A. H. Lichtenstein, 1793, Oranje River, South Africa.

Swallow-tailed bee-eater
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