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Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus)

Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus)

Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus)



Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus) Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus)

Class: Aves
Family: Meropidae
Common Name: Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Genus: Merops
Species Name: variegatus

About The Blue-breasted Bee-eater


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2014

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.


Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2014. Merops variegatus. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Uganda and stops between

Member Lifelists

Africa
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
1/25/2011
Juvenile seen at about 2700 meters.