Bee-eaters (Meropidae)

Blue-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni) - HBW 6, p. 327

French: Guêpier à barbe bleue German: Blaubartspint 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.

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