Pallid honeyguide

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Pallid honeyguide
Pallid Honeyguide, Per Holmen.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Indicatoridae
Genus: Indicator
Species: I. meliphilus
Binomial name
Indicator meliphilus
(Oberholser, 1905)

The pallid honeyguide (Indicator meliphilus) is a species of bird in the family Indicatoridae. The species is also known as the eastern least honyeguide. It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The species is very closely related to Willcocks's honeyguide, and the two species are very similar in size, and this species will even respond to recordings of the Willcocks's honeyguide's voice. Another species, Indicator narokensis has been described from the border of Kenya and Tanzania, this appears to been described from a juvenile pallid honeyeater and is not accepted as a valid species.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Indicator meliphilus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Short, L.L., Horne, J.F.M. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). Pallid Honeyguide (Indicator meliphilus). 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 on 26 March 2017).

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