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Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Merops hirundineus
Little Bee-eater
Merops pusillus
  Statius Müller, PL, 1776
Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Merops variegatus
IOC 9.1
 

Little Bee-eater
Merops pusillus pusillus
Farasutong Forest, Gambia - 2019-03-02
© Mikael Rosén
 




























Field guides

Plate/page: 114

Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J.
The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

Plate/page: 82

Nik Borrow and Ron Demey
Birds of Senegal and the Gambia

Plate/page: 29.5

Barlow, C. and Washer, T.
A Field Guide to Birds of The Gambia and Senegal

Plate/page: 262

Sinclair, I.
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

Plate/page: 168

Borrow, N. and Demey, R.
Birds of Ghana

Plate/page: 106

Redman, N., Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J.
Birds of the Horn of Africa

Plate/page: 282

Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.
Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.

Plate/page: 68

Borrow, N. and Demey, R.
Birds of Western Africa


References

  • Merops pusillus: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018.
  • Merops pusillus: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.1). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Barlow, C. and Washer, T.: A Field Guide to Birds of The Gambia and Senegal; Yale University Press, January 21, 1998; ISBN:0-300-07454-9
  • Sinclair, I.: Sasol Birds of Southern Africa; Struik, 4:e edition. 2011; ISBN:1-770-07925-4
  • Borrow, N. and Demey, R.: Birds of Ghana; Christopher Helm, 2010; ISBN:1-408-12279-0
  • Borrow, N. and Demey, R.: Birds of Western Africa; Helm Field Guides, 2001; ISBN:0-713-63959-8
  • Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J.: The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi; T. & A. D. Poyser, London, October 2001; ISBN:0-85661-079-8
  • Redman, N., Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J. : Birds of the Horn of Africa; Helm Field Guides, 2009; ISBN:1-408-157357
  • Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.: Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.; Struik, 2003; ISBN:1-868-72857-9
  • Nik Borrow and Ron Demey: Birds of Senegal and the Gambia; Helm Field Guides, Mar 1, 2012; ISBN:1408134691
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Animalia
    Phylum Chordates
    Chordata
    Class Birds
    Aves
    Order Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, Rollers
    Coraciiformes
    Family Bee-eaters
    Meropidae
    Genus Merops
    Species Little Bee-eater
    pusillus
    Statius Müller, PL, 1776

      pusillus Statius Müller, PL, 1776
    Senegal and Gambia to sw Sudan and n DRCongo
      ocularis (Reichenow, 1900)
    e DRCongo, n Uganda and c Sudan to the Red Sea coast
      cyanostictus Cabanis, 1869
    e Ethiopia, w Somalia and e Kenya
      meridionalis (Sharpe, 1892)
    s and e DRCongo to w Kenya south to c Angola, Zimbabwe and South Africa
      argutus Clancey, 1967
    sw Angola, Botswana and sw Zambia
    Distribution
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    AF widespread
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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