Black-headed Bee-eater (Merops breweri) - HBW 6, p. 326
French: Guêpier à tête noire
Spanish: Abejaruco Cabecinegro
Taxonomy: Meropogon Breweri Cassin, 1859, Ogobai River, Gabon.
Has been placed in monotypic genus Bombylonax on account of its robust bill and some similarities to Meropogon forsteni; its biology, however, is now better known, and it appears to be a typical Merops. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Nigeria (Igalaland Plateau); N Central African Republic (near Ndélé); Gabon, Cabinda (N Angola), Congo and E Zaire (Kinshasa to Bandundu on R Kasai, N to Bangui and E to Bambili on R Uele, E to Banalia on R Aruwimi); and NE Zaire (near Etiga) and SW Sudan (Bangangai Forest). Formerly also SC Ghana; recently recorded in Ivory Coast.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Locality Loango National Park, Ogooué-Maritime Province, Gabon
Markus Lilje 16 July 2015 30 weeks ago 4
Locality Franceville, Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 17 August 2009 6 years ago 3.8
Locality Akaka Camp, Loango National Park, Ogooué-Maritime Province, Gabon (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 22 June 2006 1 year ago 3.4
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