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Honeybird, brown-backed

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Adansonia
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Honeybird, brown-backed

Unread post by Adansonia » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:44 am

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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Re: Honeybird, brown-backed

Unread post by JenB » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:53 am

Lovely pic Adansonia! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Honeybird, brown-backed

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:14 am

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