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(Redirected from Wahlberg's Honeyguide)
Alternative names: Brown-backed Honeybird, Wahlberg's Honeyguide
Length 13 cm, mass 12-18 g. A small, drab honeyguide with grey-brown upperparts and a sharp, slender bill. In flight shows white outer tail.
Prodotiscus regulus has two subspecies:
Savanna, woodland, thicket and forest edge.
Usually only seen when calling, either a single bird calling from high in the canopy of a tree (3- to 4-sec dzreeee), or in pairs involved in rapid display/pursuit flight, uttering a sharp, buzzing tseet.
A brood parasite; lays eggs in the spherical nests of cisticolas and warblers (Piping Cisticola, Lazy Cisticola, Wailing Cisticola, Tinkling Cisticola, Levaillant's Cisticola, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Black-chested Prinia, Karoo Prinia). One to three eggs laid per host nest. Nestling period 17-21 days.
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