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Indicator xanthonotus Blyth, 1842 – Yellow-rumped Honeyguide

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Orange-rumped Honeyguide.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and coniferous forests of hilly areas (610m-3,500m) of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. It mostly feeds on bee-nests (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and its current population size is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from over-exploitation of bee nests by humans leading to inadequate availability of forage and habitat disturbance due to agriculture (BirdLife International 2016).

References:
BirdLife International 2016. Indicator xanthonotus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22680652A92870873. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22680652A92870873.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Indicator xanthonotus Blyth, 1842 – Yellow-rumped Honeyguide. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1167/Indicator-xanthonotus
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