Lesser Honeyguide

Lesser Honeyguide

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Caption: The Lesser Honeyguide (indicator minor) is bigamous, having more than one mate. Laying its eggs in the nest of another bird, it uses the the surrogate family to raise its chicks. The honeyguide chicks kill the hatchlings of the host using needle-sharp beaks just after hatching, similar to cuckoo hatchlings. Photographed at Zimanga private nature reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

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Keywords: africa, african, animal, avian, bigamous, biological, biology, bird, brood parasite, chordata, cuckoo, indicator minor, kwa-zulu natal, lesser honeyguide, nature, near passerine, one, ornithology, perched, single, south africa, wax-eating, wildlife, zoology

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