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The yellow-rumped honeyguide (Indicator xanthonotus) belongs to the family Indicatoridae under the order Piciformes.

Yellow-rumped honeyguide taxonomy

The family Indicatoridae contains seventeen species in four genera, viz., genus Indicator (eleven species), genus Melichneutes (one species), genus Melignomon (two species) and genus Prodotiscus (three species).

Indicator is a genus of near passerine birds, having parrot-like zygodactyl feet. In zygodactyl arrangement of digits, two toes face forward (digits 2 and 3) and two back (digits 1 and 4). Zygodactyly has obvious advantages for birds that spend much of their time on tree trunks.

The Indicator spp. are brood parasites, laying eggs in the nest of birds of other species and relying on the hosts to raise their young. The hosts being mostly hole-nesting species.

The species Indicator xanthonotus was first described by Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 – 27 December 1873), an English zoologist.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Indicator xanthonotus
Species:I. xanthonotus
Genus:Indicator
Subfamily:-
Family:Indicatoridae
Order:Piciformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
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Yellow-rumped honeyguide - Indicator xanthonotus
1.Yellow-rumped honeyguide - Indicator xanthonotus 335
Image by John Gould & Henry Constantine Richter

Yellow-rumped honeyguide - Indicator xanthonotus
2.Yellow-rumped honeyguide - Indicator xanthonotus
Image by (text) T C Jerdon; (art) R.E.B.

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3.Yellow-rumped honeyguide - Indicator xanthonotus
Image by Dibyendu Ash

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4.Yellow-rumped honeyguide - Indicator xanthonotus
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5.Yellow-rumped honeyguide - Indicator xanthonotus
Image by Ron Knight

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1.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BirdsAsiaJohnGoVIGoul_0200.jpg (cropped)
Author: John Gould & Henry Constantine Richter | License: public domain
2.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IndicatorXanthonotusJerdon.jpg (cropped)
Author: (text) T C Jerdon; (art) R.E.B. | License: public domain
3.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Yellow-rumped_Honeyguide_Khangchendzonga_National_Park_West_Sikkim_Sikkim_India_17.02.2016.jpg(cropped)
Author: Dibyendu Ash | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/francesco_veronesi/22681342001/ (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/28/17
5.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sussexbirder/8076997263/(cropped)
Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 7/29/17
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