Honeyguides (Indicatoridae)

Greater Honeyguide (Indicator indicator) - HBW 7, p. 294

French: Grand Indicateur German: Schwarzkehl-Honiganzeiger Spanish: Indicador Grande
Other common names: Black-throated Honeyguide

Taxonomy: Cuculus indicator Sparrman, 1777, Great Fish River, Cape Province, South Africa.
Not very closely related to African congeners; perhaps closest to African I. variegatus and I. minor and Oriental I. xanthonotus and I. archipelagicus; possibly not too distant from Melichneutes robustus. Moderate individual, seasonal and altitudinal variation, along with mosaic pattern of geographical variation, makes racial subdivision impracticable. Monotypic.

Distribution: Sahel zone from Senegambia and S Mali across to Eritrea, S to near coast of W Africa, and S (around main forested belt) through EC Africa including E & S Zaire, much of E Africa, and from Angola, NE Namibia and N & E Botswana to Mozambique, S to Cape Province.

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