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 Post subject: Honeybird, brown-backed
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:44 am 
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Brown-backed Honeybird / Skerpbekheuningvoël / Prodotiscus regulus

Seen at Badplaas Forever Resort in October this year

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Breeding: It is a brood parasite. Hosts include cisticolas and warblers, all spp with spherical nests.

Habitat: Savanna, open woodland, thickets, thorn scrub and forest edges.

Foraging & Food: Gleans insects from foliage and twigs in the canopy; also forages in tall grass in swampy meadows. Hovers around flowers, sometimes hawks insects like a flycatcher.


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