Blue-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni) - HBW 6, p. 327
French: Guêpier à barbe bleue
Spanish: Abejaruco Barbiazul
Taxonomy: Merops athertoni Jardine and Selby, 1830, India.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- athertoni (Jardine & Selby, 1830) - W, E & N India (Western & Eastern Ghats, S Himalayas) E to Indochina.
- brevicaudatus (Koelz, 1939) - Hainan.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
north goa Locality Goa, India
filmingnature 26 weeks ago 27 sec 4.4
one bird looking around Locality Doi Chiang Dao National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp athertoni)
Daniêl Jimenez 14 December 2010 2 years ago 24 sec 3.3
Two bird on abranch, while the male is in mating display. Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 15 November 2010 2 years ago 14 sec 3
A bird perched on a branch Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (ssp athertoni)
Josep del Hoyo 17 November 2004 7 years ago 26 sec 2.8
A bird perched high in a tree and flying away Locality Doi Inthanon National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp athertoni)
Josep del Hoyo 5 November 2004 6 years ago 18 sec 2.5
This bird is trying to kill a big wasp, before eating it. Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 30 May 2007 4 years ago 19 sec 2.2
PhotosSee all 16 photos
Perched in a tree
Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
John A Thompson 28 October 2012 1 year ago 4
A bird perched
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp athertoni)
vasanthan.p.j 3 March 2012 1 year ago 4
Locality Pachmarhi Hills, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh, India (ssp athertoni)
jugal Tiwari 26 April 2009 3 years ago 3.9
Blue Bearded Bee Eater
Locality Biligiriranga Hills (B R Hills) Wildlife Sanctuary , Karnataka, India
subharghya 28 March 2008 4 years ago 3.8
Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Arpora Hill, Goa, India.
Locality Goa, India
Mark Andrews 11 December 2004 4 years ago 3.5
Adult on a branch
Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp athertoni)
Alain Fossé 17 February 2007 4 years ago 3.3
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