Definition of honeyguide
: any of a family (Indicatoridae) of small plainly colored nonpasserine birds that inhabit Africa, the Himalayas, and the East Indies and that include some which lead people or animals to the nests of bees
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When humans speak up, the little African birds called honeyguides listen—and can understand, a new study confirms for the first time.
He and Spottiswoode are now working together to explore how hunters elsewhere in Africa signal honeyguides.
Honeyguides excel at locating bees’ nests, but a bird that tries to steal some of the tasty reward could easily be stung to death.
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