Honeybirds

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:

 

Description

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.

 

Behavior

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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