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European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
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European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

English: Bee-eater (as Merops apiaster Linn.). Image from Natural History, Birds.
Date 1849
Author Philip Henry Gosse (1810–1888)

The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. The genus name Merops is Ancient Greek for "bee-eater", and apiaster is Latin, also meaning "bee-eater", from apis, "bee".

Scientific Name: Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names: European Bee-eater, Bee-eater
French: Guêpier d’Europe German: Bienenfresser Spanish: Abejaruco europeo
Taxonomy: Merops Apiaster Linnaeus, 1758, southern Europe.

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