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Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Merops variegatus
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
Merops oreobates
  (Sharpe, 1892)
Red-throated Bee-eater
Merops bulocki
IOC 9.1

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
Merops oreobates
Kibale National Forrest, Uganda - 2016-11-12
© Klas Rådberg

Field guides

Plate/page: 114

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

Plate/page: 282

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


  • Merops oreobates: 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 oreobates: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.1). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • 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
  • Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.: Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.; Struik, 2003; ISBN:1-868-72857-9
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, Rollers
    Family Bee-eaters
    Genus Merops
    Species Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
    (Sharpe, 1892)
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    AF s South Sudan to ne Tanzania, w Uganda and e DRCongo to nw Tanzania
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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