African Honeyguides

Research on a remarkable
human-animal relationship

New paper on human-honeyguide cooperation and communication

New paper on human-honeyguide cooperation and communication

A new study from the Honeyguide Research Project shows that Greater Honeyguides learn the distinct calls that honey-hunters in different parts of Africa use to communicate with them, facilitating cooperation between species. Greater Honeyguides are wax-eating African...
Honeyguides at the International Bioacoustics Conference

Honeyguides at the International Bioacoustics Conference

Claire Spottiswoode gave a plenary talk entitled “Show me the honey: communication between people and wild birds in Africa” at the International Bioacoustics Conference in Sapporo, Japan. Many thanks to Dr Masayo Soma for this wonderful opportunity to share our team’s...
Laltaika carrying out field experiments in Tanzania

Laltaika carrying out field experiments in Tanzania

Eliupendo Laltaika is hard at work with his field experiments in southern Tanzania, assisted by Ndorobo honey-hunters Mboyo Lemoho and Lelia Olapi, and currently hosted by the beekeeping community of Mwamagembe village in the Rungwa region. Laltaika’s experiments at a...
Interspecies Cooperation Workshop

Interspecies Cooperation Workshop

Jessica van der Wal and Dom Cram, together with Mauricio Cantor from Oregon State University, and assisted by Cameron Blair and Rion Cuthill, organised a hybrid Workshop on Interspecies Cooperation on 6 & 7 July in Cambridge (UK). The workshop was funded by an...