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Lyre-tailed Honeyguide

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Alternate name
Melichneutes robustus Scientific name
Piciformes                     Order
Indicatoridae                  Family
Tropical rainforest & plantations, upto 2000 m. Found in:- Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'IvoireDemocratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea BissauKenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Insects, larvae, beeswax & fruit. Food  
529 World Number
Least Concern Status

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25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



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