(syn. Merops Ϯ Swallow-tailed Bee-eater M. hirundineus) Gr. ταχυς takhus  fast, quick; μεροψ merops  bee-eater; "Melittophagus, Gray.  ...  Tachymerops, Fitz. (Merops hirundinaceus, Vieill.)" (Fitzinger 1856).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).