Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Size: small, slender. Plumage: colourful; feathers of throat contrasting with breast, but not long or dependent. Other characters: long, decurved, pointed bill.
  • Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:60Public Records:35
Specimens with Sequences:51Public Species:9
Specimens with Barcodes:51Public BINs:10
Species:15         
Species With Barcodes:13         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Merops

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Wikipedia

Merops (genus)

Merops is a large genus of bee-eaters, a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. The members of this Old World family are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. They predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets, which are caught in the air.

All bee-eaters are in the genus Merops and subfamily Meropinae except for three Asiatic bearded bee-eaters in the subfamily Nyctyornithinae (in genera Nyctyornis and Meropogon).

The species in Merops are:

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  • C H Fry & Kathie Fry; illustrated by Alan Harris (2000). Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-04879-7. 
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