Honeyguides in Uganda

Honeyguides in Uganda

February 26, 2022
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Are there honeyguides in Uganda? These are some of the only birds that feed on wax. The honeyguides are named after the behavior of the greater honeyguide that leads larger animals to the bees such that they can destroy the bee hive and then the honeyguides can feed on the wax. There are about 13 species of the family that occurs in Uganda of the 17 in total that occurs in the world.

Thick-billed Honeyguide Indicator conirostris

Wahlberg’s Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus

Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor

Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis

Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio

Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus

Pallid Honeyguide Indicator meliphilus

Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus

Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator

Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus

Willcock’s Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi

Zenker’s Honeyguide Melignomon zenkeri

Cassin’s Honeyguide Prodotiscus insignis

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