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Green-backed Honeybird

Prodotiscus zambesiae

The Green-backed Honeybird, scientifically known as Prodotiscus zambesiae, is a diminutive avian species belonging to the Indicatoridae family. It is also referred to by several other names, including the Eastern Green-backed Honeyguide, Green-backed Honeyguide, and Slender-billed Honeyguide.

Identification Tips

This species can be identified by its slender bill and the distinctive green hue on its back, which provides excellent camouflage in its natural habitat.

Habitat

The Green-backed Honeybird is known to inhabit a variety of environments across its range.

Distribution

The bird is found across a swath of sub-Saharan Africa, with sightings confirmed in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Behaviour

A notable aspect of the Green-backed Honeybird's behaviour is its parasitic nesting habits, specifically targeting the Northern yellow white-eye.

Conservation status

According to the IUCN Red List, the Green-backed Honeybird is currently classified as Least Concern, indicating that it does not face any immediate threat of extinction.

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Natalie Peacock
23 Jun 2024 - 10:56am
Zimbabwe

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