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Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Malaysian honeyguide

In Thai: นกพรานผึ้ง, nok phraan pheung

Binomial name: Indicator archipelagicus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1832

The Malaysian honeyguide (Indicator archipelagicus) is a bird in the family Indicatoridae, which are paleotropical near passerine birds related to the woodpeckers. The species is native to Southeast Asia.

Description

It is a medium-sized, up to 18 cm long, olive-brown honeyguide with greenish streaks, reddish iris, thick grey bill and greyish white below. The male has a yellow patch on the shoulder, while the female has none. The young resembles the female with streaked underparts.

Habitat and range

The Malaysian honeyguide occurs throughout lowland broadleaved forests of western Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and the island of Sumatra.

Habits

The call of the Malaysian honeyguide is a cat-like "meow", followed by a rattling sound. The diet consists mainly of insects, especially wild bees and wasps. It nests in tree hollows.

Status

Due to ongoing habitat loss, local and sparse population, the Malaysian honeyguide is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Piciformes
Family
Indicatoridae
Genus
Indicator
Species
Indicator archipelagicus

Common names

  • Thai: นกพรานผึ้ง, nok phraan pheung

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Range map of Indicator archipelagicus in Thailand