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Blue-throated Bee-eater
Bluethroated beeeater 1042b cwm
Information
Range Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Meropidae
Genus Merops
Species Merops viridis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Blue-throated bee-eater (Merops viridis), is a species of bee-eater in the Meropidae family. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Subspecies Merops viridis americanus of the Philippines is sometimes considered a distinct species, the rufous-crowned bee-eater (Merops americanus).

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