FEATHERY FRIDAY #64
It’s Feathery Friday and we’re finally leaving Southeast Asia to head to Africa! We’re going to search for a bird who eats honey! So get your gear and let’s go on another fabulous adventure!
MEET THE BLACK THROATED HONEYGUIDE!
Diet: Omnivore: honey, bees, insects
Length/Weight: 8”/ 1 ¾ oz
Conservation Status: common
- Black throated honeyguides are also known as the Greater Honeyguide.
- They get their name from their ability to guide humans and people to bee hives.
- They are black and white.
- Black throated honeyguides lay their eggs in the nests of other birds and do not raise their young.
- Black throated honeyguides have bright pink bills.
We know some honey loving bears who might like to have a Honeyguide living in their neighborhood. It is amazing how people and other animals use their vocal cues to locate beehives!