Order Piciformes

Family Indicatoridae

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  • Medium-small, rather nondescript arboreal birds with small head, short bill, nostrils often raised, and generally rather drab plumage with white outer-tail markings.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia.
  • Forest and woodland, including streamside trees in near-desert; from lowlands to near tree-line in mountains.
  • 10-20 cm.
  • 4 genera, 16 species, 35 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Short, L.L. & Horne, J.F.M. (2019). Honeyguides (Indicatoridae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52285 on 11 December 2019).