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Species profile—Merops ornatus (rainbow bee-eater)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Aves (birds) → Meropidae (bee-eaters) → Merops ornatus (rainbow bee-eater)

Photo of Merops ornatus (rainbow bee-eater) - Jones, K.,Ken Jones,2013

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Aves (birds)
Family
Meropidae (bee-eaters)
Scientific name
Merops ornatus Latham, 1801
Common name
rainbow bee-eater
WildNet taxon ID
1764
Alternate name(s)
rainbow bird
kingfisher
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1764

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
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