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Meropidae
Балчийнхан
balchiŋkhaŋ

蜂虎科
fēng-hǔ kē

ハチクイ科
hachi-kui ka

벌잡이새과
beol-jabi-sae-gwa

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The bee-eaters are known as Балч шувуу balch shuvuu 'honey-eating bird' or Балч balch 'honey-eater' in Mongolian.

The Inner Mongolian ornithological name is Зөгийч шувуухай zögiich shuvuukhai, which means 'bee-eating birdlet'.

Species names

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Merops apiaster
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European Bee-eater
European bee eater

Золотистая щурка
Шарга балч
ᠰᠢᠷᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢ
sharag balch
'pale-yellow honey-eater'
  Mongolia formerly:
Шаргал балч шувуу
ᠰᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯ ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢ ᠰᠢᠪᠠᠭᠣ
shargal balch shuvuu
'yellowish honey-eating bird'
Inner M:
Зөгийч шувуухай
ᠵᠦᠭᠡᠢᠢᠴᠢ ᠰᠢᠪᠠᠣᠬᠠᠢ
zögiich shuvuukhai
'bee(-hunting) birdlet' (31)
黄喉蜂虎
(黃喉蜂虎)
huáng-hóu fēng-hǔ
'yellow-throated bee-tiger'
ヨーロッパハチクイ
(ヨーロッパ蜂喰)
yōroppa hachi-kui
'European bee-eater'
  Сарыалқым аражегіш
sarı-alqım ara-jegiş
'yellow-throated bee-devourer'
Arıkuşu
'bee/wasp bird'

The term Шувуухай shuvuukhai here refers to a small bird. Шувуухай shuvuukhai is an old term used to refer to a number of generally exotic small species, including the sunbirds (Nectariniidae), the broadbills (Eurylaimidae), and the bee-eaters (Meropidae), as well as the Wren and the Treecreeper. In the traditional script there are two alternative spellings: sibaoqai and sibagoqai.

汉蒙名词术语分类词典(自然科学部分) Mongolian (Cyrillic): Хятад Монгол нэр томъёоны зүйл хуваасан толь (байгалийн шинжлэх ухааны бүлэг) (Chinese-Mongolian classified terminological dictionary, natural sciences part) by 《汉蒙名词术语分类词典》编纂委员会 Mongolian (Cyrillic): "Хятад Монгол нэр томъёоны зүйл хуваасан толь" найруулах комисс (Chinese-Mongolian classified terminological dictionary editorial committee), Inner Mongolian People's Press, Hohhot 1990