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Greater Honeyguide

Indicator indicator (Sparrman, 1777)

The greater honeyguide is a bird in the family Indicatoridae, paleotropical near passerine birds related to the woodpeckers. Its English and scientific names refer to its habit of guiding people to bee colonies. Claims that it also guides non-human animals are disputed. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Indicatoridae
Genus:
   Indicator
Scientific:
  Indicator indicator


Original description

Citation:
  (Sparrman, 1777)

Reference:
  Philos.Trans. p.43 pl.1

Protonym:
  Cuculus indicator

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/51749551


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  862749B0BC6405DC

Avibase ID:
  avibase-862749B0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/862749B0


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 553932

Geographic range:

  • Indicator indicator: Widespread Africa south of the Sahara
English:
Greater Honeyguide
Catalan:
Indicador de la mel gros
Czech:
medozvěstka křiklavá
Danish:
Sortstrubet Honninggøg
German:
Schwarzkehl-Honiganzeiger
Spanish:
Indicador Grande
Spanish (Spain):
Indicador Grande
Finnish:
hunajaopas
French:
Grand Indicateur
Croatian:
veliki medovođa
Hungarian:
feketetorkú mézkalauz
Italian:
Indicatore maggiore
Japanese (romaji):
nodoguromitsuoshie
Japanese:
ノドグロミツオシエ
Lithuanian:
Didysis medpaukštis
Dutch:
Grote Honingspeurder
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Honninglos
Norwegian:
Honninglos
Polish:
miodowód duży
Portuguese:
Indicador-grande
Russian:
Большой медоуказчик
Slovak:
medozvestka krikľavá
Serbian:
Veliki medovođa
Swedish:
svartstrupig honungsvisare
Ukrainian:
Воскоїд великий
Chinese:
黑喉响蜜䴕
Chinese (Traditional):
黑喉嚮蜜鴷


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Grand Indicateur ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Grand Indicateur ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black-throated Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Black-throated Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black-throated Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black-throated Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black-throated Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Indicator indicator [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Indicator indicator [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Indicator indicator [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Greater Honeyguide ( Indicator indicator) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Indicator indicator [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Indicator indicator [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Grootheuningwyser
Azerbaijani: böyük balgöstərən
Catalan: Indicador de la mel gros
Czech: Medozvestka kriklavá, medozvěstka křiklavá
Danish: Sortstrubet Honninggøg
German: Großer Honiganzeiger, Schwarzkehl-Honiganzeiger
English: Black-throated Honeyguide, Greater Honeyguide
English, HBW: Greater Honeyguide
English (IOC): Greater Honeyguide
English (Kenya): Greater Honeyguide
English (United States): Greater Honeyguide
Esperanto: Granda mielindikanto
Spanish: Indicador de Garganta Negra, Indicador Grande
Spanish (Spain): Indicador Grande
Spanish (HBW): Greater Honeyguide
Estonian: suur-meenäitur
Finnish: Hunajaopas
French: Grand Indicateur, Indicateur mange-miel
Croatian: veliki medovođa
Hungarian: feketetorkú mézkalauz
Italian: Indicatore golanera, Indicatore maggiore
Japanese (romaji): nodoguromitsuoshie
Japanese: ノドグロミツオシエ
Kazakh: үлкен балкөрсет
Kwangali: Kasoro
Kirghiz: ири бал тапкыч
Scientific: Cuculus indicator, Indicator albirostris, Indicator barianus, Indicator boehmi, Indicator indicator, Indicator indicator indicator, Indicator indicator inquisitor, Indicator major, Indicator sparrmani, Indicator sparrmanii
Lithuanian: Didysis medpaukštis
Dutch: Grote Honingspeurder
Norwegian Nynorsk: Honninglos
Norwegian: Honninglos
Sotho, Northern: Tshetlo
Polish: miodowód duzy, miodowód duży
Portuguese: Indicador-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): indicador-grande, Pássaro-do-mel
Russian: Большой медоуказчик, черногорлый медоуказчик
Slovak: medozvestka krikľavá
Shona: Mukaranga
Serbian: Veliki medovođa
Siswant: Inhlava
Sotho, Southern: Tsehlo
Swedish: Svartstrupig honungsgök, svartstrupig honungsvisare
Swahili: Kiongozi Mkubwa
Tswana: Tshetlho
Turkish: Büyük balkılavuzu
Tsonga: Nhlalala
Tatar: кара муенлы балкүрсәткеч
Ukrainian: Воскоїд великий
Uzbek: асалдаракчи
Xhosa: Intakobusi
Chinese: 黑喉响蜜䴕, 黑喉响蜜鴷
Chinese (Traditional): 黑喉嚮蜜鴷
Zulu: iNgede

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