Blue-throated bee-eater

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Blue-throated bee-eater
Blue-throated bee-eater (Merops viridis).jpg
Danum Valley, Borneo, Malaysia
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 family Meropidae. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines (where it is called manunubing),[2] 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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