Wahlberg’s Honeyguide, Prodotiscus regulus
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Honeybirds (genus Prodotiscus) are endemic to the sub-Saharan Africa. They belong to the Honeyguide family.


Three species are currently recognized:



Honeybirds are among the smallest members of the honeyguide family. The plumage is drab colored - with grey or grey-green upperpart, and grey to whitish-grey underparts.

Their bills are slender compared to other members of the family.



Unlike other honeyguides, honeybirds don't feed on beeswax.

They parasitise nests of cisticolas, sunbirds and other dome-nesting bird species.


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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