Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Bee-eaters :: White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis

Described by: Vieillot (1817)
Alternate common name(s): Black-crowned Bee-eater
Old scientific name(s): Aerops albicollis


Location unknown - Date unknown © Dan Marsh  Buffalo Springs, Kenya - Jun 9, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Sulaibikhat Nature Reserve, Kuwait - Jun 10, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Bijilo Forest Park, The Gambia - Feb 6, 2004 © Ben van den Broek 
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Sahael zone of Africa and sw. Arabia;
N. Senegambia, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Yemen, Kenya and possibly Uganda. Occurs from s. Mauritania, s. Mali, Sendgambia, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, c. Chad, c. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and sw. Arabia (Yemen) s. in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Cabinda, Zaire, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and n. Tanzania.
Winters in the rain forests of West Africa.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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