Species: Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758


Nomenclature
Scientific name Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758
   
English name bee-eater, european bee-eater
French name guêpier d'europe
Dutch name bijeneter
German name Bienenfresser

Illustrations and Birdsongs

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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Listen to the birdsongs on xeno-canto Europe


Protection status and Red List
Flanders
red list: Rare
Wallonia
red list: Rare
Belgium
red list: Rare
Europe
red list: Near threatened
World
IUCN Red List: LC (ver. 3.1, 2009)

Distribution
Flanders incidental/periodical (1b)
Brussels incidental/periodical (1b)
Wallonia incidental/periodical (1b)
Habitat terrestrial
Reference De Smet et al. 2006. Lijst van de Belgische vogels
Expert Glenn Vermeersch

Observations
Recent sightings on observations.be