Honeyguides

(Indicatoridae)

Class Aves Order Piciformes Family Indicatoridae

Thumbnail description

Small, generally drably colored tropical birds resembling barbets and finches

Size

Number of genera, species

4 genera; 17 species

Habitat

Forest, scrub

Conservation status

Near Threatened: 3 species

Distribution

Tropical and temperate Africa south of the Sahara. There are two species outside Africa, the yellow-rumped honeyguide (Indicator xanthonotus), along the southern foothills of the Himalayas, and the Malaysian honeyguide (I. archipelagicus), in Southeast Asia.

Distribution

Tropical and temperate Africa south of the Sahara. There are two species outside Africa, the yellow-rumped honeyguide (Indicator xanthonotus), along the southern foothills of the Himalayas, and the Malaysian honeyguide (I. archipelagicus), in Southeast Asia.

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