Blue-throated bee-eater

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Blue-throated bee-eater
Merops viridis.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Meropidae
Genus: Merops
Species: M. viridis
Binomial name
Merops viridis
Linnaeus, 1758

The blue-throated bee-eater (Merops viridis) is a species of bird in the Meropidae family. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Subspecies M. v. americanus of The Philippines is sometimes considered a distinct species, the rufous-crowned bee-eater, M. americanus.

In captivity[edit]

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


  • Collar, N.J. 2011. Species limits in some Philippine birds including the Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus. Forktail number 27: 29-38.

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