Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Indonesia: Kirik-kirik Laut

Scientific name : Merops philippinus Linnaeus, 1766.

Forms a superspecies with M. persicus and M. superciliosus, and the three taxa have often been regarded as conspecific. Present species, however, breeds sympatrically with M. persicus in N Pakistan and India; perhaps more closely related to M. superciliosus, with which still often treated as conspecific, but shows significant plumage differences. On grounds of coloration, birds of Sulawesi have been awarded race celebensis and those of E New Guinea and Bismarck Archipelago race salvadorii, with the nominate race restricted to the Philippines and all the remainder of the range being attributed to race javanicus; however, differences in hue only very slight. Monotypic.

Conservation status: Least Concern

Sources: The Internet Bird Collection

3 thoughts on “Blue-tailed Bee-eater

  1. Apa ada yang sejenis dengan burung ini, tapi kepalanya hitam, sayap coklat dada putih, ekor hitam? Dulu banyak sekali di kawasan Normalan Jombang, sekitar tahun 1960 an. setiap sore hari mereka berombongan sambil berbunyi seperti bunyi rakaman bunyi burung kirik-kirik ini ( merops vir
    idis)

    • Hi Pak Prijo,..

      Terima kasih sudah berkenan mampir ke blog saya,.. kalau dari deskripsi bapak kemungkinan itu Kekep Babi,. Itu jenisnya berbeda tapi sama – sama pemakan serangga juga,..

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