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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), Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Subspecies M. v. americanus of The Philippines is sometimes considered a distinct species, the rufous-crowned bee-eater, M. americanus.
- 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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