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Prodotiscus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Piciformes
Familia: Indicatoridae
Genus: Prodotiscus
Species: P. insignis - P. regulus - P. zambesiae

Name

Prodotiscus Sundevall, 1850

Reference

Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 7 p.109

Honeybirds are birds in the genus Prodotiscus of the honeyguide family. They are confined to sub-Saharan Africa.

They are all drab coloured birds, with grey or grey-green upperparts, and grey to whitish-grey underparts. They are among the smallest members of the honeyguide family. They have slender bills compared to other members of the family.

Unlike other honeyguides they do not feed on beeswax.

They parasitise nests of cisticolas, sunbirds and other dome-nesting bird species.

There are three species:

Brown-backed Honeybird Prodotiscus regulus
Green-backed Honeybird Prodotiscus zambesiae
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis

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