AnAge entry for Merops apiaster

Classification (HAGRID: 01354)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Coraciiformes
                Family: Meropidae
                    Genus: Merops
Species
Merops apiaster
Common name
Bee-eater

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
5.9 years (wild)
Source
ref. 450
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
56.6 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 554661
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 265611
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