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Brief Summary

    Blue-throated bee-eater: Brief Summary
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    The blue-throated bee-eater (Merops viridis) is a species of bird in the bee-eater family. It is found in south-east Asia in its natural habitat of subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Comprehensive Description

    Blue-throated bee-eater
    provided by wikipedia

    The blue-throated bee-eater (Merops viridis) is a species of bird in the bee-eater family. It is found in south-east Asia in its natural habitat of subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

    Taxonomy and systematics

    This species is alternatively named the chestnut-headed bee eater but should not be confused with the species of that name (Merops leschenaulti).

    Subspecies

    Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

    • M. v. viridis - Linnaeus, 1758: Found from southern China to Indochina and the Greater Sundas
    • Rufous-crowned bee-eater (M. v. americanus) - Statius Müller, PL, 1776: Considered by some authorities as a separate species. Found in the Philippines

    In captivity

    This species is very rare in captivity. The Weltvogelpark Walsrode in Germany kept this species between 1999 & 2004.

    References

    • Collar, N.J. 2011. Species limits in some Philippine birds including the Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus. Forktail number 27: 29-38.
    1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Merops viridis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ "Todies, motmots, bee-eaters, hoopoes, wood hoopoes, hornbills« IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2018-06-13.