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 38 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 3 years ago 24 sec 3.6
A bird perched on a branch Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (ssp athertoni)
Josep del Hoyo 17 November 2004 8 years ago 26 sec 3.5
Two bird on abranch, while the male is in mating display. Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 15 November 2010 3 years ago 14 sec 3
An adult perched on a branch Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (ssp athertoni)
Tom Tarrant 30 June 1994 9 years ago 22 sec 2.7
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 2.5
PhotosSee all 17 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 2 years 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
Locality Trongsa, Trongsa District, Bhutan (ssp athertoni)
Ken Havard 15 April 2011 2 years ago 3.5
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