Greater Honeyguide

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Greater Honeyguide

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Character Data
Japanese Name: ノドグロミツオシエ
Romanised Name: nodoguro mitsuoshie
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Indicator indicator
Distribution: sub-Saharan Africa
Diet: Omnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 12 years
Read More: Greater Honeyguide
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Greater Honeyguide Nexon Game

Greater Honeyguide is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Greater Honeyguide has brown eyes, short brown hair with sandy brown bangs on either side of her head and a bang that hangs between her eyes that resembles a red beak. She has two wings at the side of her head with yellow spots in them, and bears the tail of her characteristic animal. She wears a white undershirt with a blue bow tie, a gray sweater and a brown bolero on top with golden shoulder boards. She wears a red circular skirt with a tartan pattern, black thigh highs and black shoes.

In Real Life

Profile of a Greater Honeyguide.

Greater Honeyguides are a species of bird widely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The males are usually around 20 cm long, while having common brown plumage with black throat, white cheeks, pink bill and yellow/golden shoulder patch that can bee easily seen during flight. Females are more grayish brown and white underparts similar to the males.

Greater Honeyguides can be found in open areas such as savanna, woodlands, grassland and more dray areas, preferring areas that are rich in food resources and host avian species. Those birds have an unique diet, feeding extensively on beeswax, as well as honeybee larvae and eggs and other various insects. Those birds get their name from an unusual trait found in this and other honeyguide species. They call and flare their tail feather to lead other stronger species to hidden beehives, in the hope that they will expose the wax stores that the honeyguide cannot access by itself.

Greater Honeyguides are nest parasites, laying their eggs in the nest cavities of other avian species. The honeyguide young hatch will use its hooked bill to kill any chicks in the nest, securing that they will receive all feeding attempts by the parents.

References

http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Indicator_indicator/

http://eol.org/pages/1177449/details

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