The South African Bird Ringing Unit

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Honeyguide Colour Ringing Project

Researcher/s: Claire Spottiswoode, Jessica van der Wal, ,

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Species: Lesser Honeyguide (Indicator minor)
Location: Honeywood Farm, Overberg, Western Cape , South Africa
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Running From: 16 -18 December 2020, 22 - 25 May 2021
Ring Type: Legring: 2 colour rings
Colour Combination: 2 colour rings on one leg, SAFRING metal ring on other leg

Honeywood Farm is regularly visited by honeyguides, because of the wax remains of a resident beekeeper there. This study aims to investigate how many honeyguides there are in the area to assess the feasiblility of the study site for future projects.