Resources

Books

Fry, C. Hilary. The Bee-Eaters. Vermillion: Buteo Books, 1984.

Fry, C. Hilary, et al. Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers: A Handbook. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Sibley, Charles G., and Burt L. Monroe Jr. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990.

Periodicals

Bell, H. L. "Abundance and Seasonality of the Savanna Avifauna at Port Moresby Papua New-Guinea." Ibis 124 (1982): 252-274.

Crick, H. Q. P., and C. H. Fry. "Effects of Helpers on Parental Condition in Red-throated Bee-eaters Merops bullocki." Journal of Animal Ecology 55 (1986): 893-906.

Dyer, M., and H. G. P. Crick. "Observations on White-throated Bee-eaters Merops albicollis Breeding in Nigeria." Ostrich 54 (1983): 52-55.

Emlen, Stephen T., and Peter H. Wrege. "Breeding Biology of White-fronted Bee-eaters at Nakuru Kenya: The Influence of Helpers on Breeder Fitness." Journal of Animal Ecology 60 (1991): 309-326.

Emlen, Stephen T., and Peter H. Wrege. "Gender, Status and Family Fortunes in the White-fronted Bee-eater." Nature 367, no. 6459 (1994): 129-132.

Garnett, S. "Mortality and Group Cohesion in Migrating Rainbow Bee-eaters (Merops ornatus)." Emu 85 (1985): 267-268.

Hegner, R. E. et al. "Spacial Organization of the White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)." Nature 298, no. 5871 (1982): 264-266.

Karthikeyan, S., and J. N. Prasad. "Recent Sighting of Bluebearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni) (Jardine and Selby)." Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 90, no. 2 (1993): 290-291.

Lessells, C. M. et al. "Why Do European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) Brothers Nest Close Together?" Behavioral Ecology 5 (1994): 105-113.

Lessells, C. M. et al. "Individual and Sex Differences in the Provisioning Calls of European Bee-eaters." Animal Behaviour 49 (1995): 244-247.

Lill, Alan. "Breeding of Rainbow Bee-eaters in Southern Victoria." Corella 17 (1993): 100-106.

Saffer, V. M., and M. C. Calver. "The Size and Type of Prey Taken by Adult Rainbow Bee-eaters in the South-west of Australia." Emu 97 (1997): 329-332.

Salewski, Volker, and Mark O. Roedel. "Fish Eating by Red-throated Bee-eaters, Merops bullocki." Ostrich 71 (2000): 425.

Sridhar, S., and Karanth K. Praveen. "Helpers in

Cooperatively Breeding Small Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)." Current Science Bangalore 65 (1993): 489-490.

Wrege, Peter H., and Stephen T. Emlen. "Breeding

Seasonality and Reproductive Success of White-fronted Bee-eaters in Kenya." Auk 108 (1991): 673-687.

Wrege, Peter H., and Stephen T. Emlen. "Family Structure Influences Mate Choice in White-fronted Bee-eaters" Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 35 (1994): 185-191.

Peter H. Wrege, PhD

Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Suborder Coracii Family Coraciidae

Thumbnail description

Medium-sized, brightly colored birds with stout, hook-tipped bills and small, strong syndactylous (toes merged with no intermediate web) feet

Size

Number of genera, species

5 genera; 17 species

Habitat

Forests, woodlands, savanna, urban

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 4 species

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