Western Green-backed Honeyguide (Prodotiscus insignis) - HBW 7, p. 289
French: Indicateur pygmée
Spanish: Indicador Insigne
Other common names: Cassin’s (Sharp-billed)/Green-backed Honeyguide/Honeybird
Taxonomy: Hetærodes insignis Cassin, 1856, Moonda River, Gabon.
Forms a superspecies with P. zambesiae, and has been considered conspecific; the two possibly meet in Angola, where the form referred to as “lathburyi” appears intermediate; further study required, based on fresh material. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- flavodorsalis Bannerman, 1923 - Sierra Leone E, probably disjunctly, to SW Nigeria.
- insignis (Cassin, 1856) - SE Nigeria S to N Angola, and disjunctly E in Zaire to S Sudan and W Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched on a bush
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp flavodorsalis)
Arthur Grosset 26 May 2011 2 years ago 3.9
A bird in flight seen from below, this specie is also called Cassin's Honeybird.
Locality Atewa Range, Ghana (ssp flavodorsalis)
Lars Petersson 30 January 2013 12 weeks ago 3.4
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