- Indicator variegatus
Length 18-19 cm, mass 36-56 g. A large honeyguide. The throat is yellowish white with fine, dark streaks and the breast is mottled. The forecrown is dark with whitish flecks.
Forest and dense woodland. Possibly favours forest-woodland mosaic.
Territorial and brood parasitic. Hosts nest in holes in trees; they include Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Knysna Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Olive Woodpecker, Black-collared Barbet, Whyte's Barbet, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird.