Analysis and Reconfirmation of a Bee-Eater Specimen from Japan

@inproceedings{Ikenaga2009AnalysisAR,
  title={Analysis and Reconfirmation of a Bee-Eater Specimen from Japan},
  author={Hiroshi Ikenaga and Paul Robinson Sweet and Margaret Hart},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract The sole record of a bee-eater from Japan, a specimen in the collections of the AMNH, has been reexamined. The bird is confirmed as a female Rainbow Beeeater Merops ornatus, the collection data written on the label in Japanese is translated and the measurements, plumage and molt of the bird are also described. 

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