Spotted Honeyguide (Indicator maculatus) - HBW 7, p. 292
French: Indicateur tacheté
Spanish: Indicador Moteado
Taxonomy: Indicator maculatus G. R. Gray, 1847, no locality = Gambia.
Forms a superspecies with I. variegatus, marginally overlapping in SW Sudan and W Uganda. Proposed race feae synonymous with nominate maculatus; theresae with stictithorax. E race often listen as “stictothorax” but original spelling, stictithorax, must stand. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- maculatus G. R. Gray, 1847 - Gambia to Nigeria.
- stictithorax Reichenow, 1877 - S Cameroon E to SW Sudan, S to N Angola (Cabinda), S & E Zaire and SW Uganda.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Adult Spotted Honeyguide, said to have the Buff-spotted Woodpecker as a host for its brood parasitism
Locality Marakissa, Western Division, The Gambia
Frans Vandewalle 8 February 2010 16 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Lopé National Park, Gabon (ssp stictithorax)
Nik Borrow 24 July 2007 2 years ago 3.5
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