Greater honeyguides can be found in a variety of habitats including savannah, forests, treed watercourses in dry areas, riverine forest, woodland, all environments with flowering trees and bees.
The lesser honeyguide is a solitary bird that inhabits woodland and savannah, riverine forest, forest fringes, parks and gardens and plantations.
The green-backed honeybird is a quiet bird that mixes with foraging flocks in winter such as the fork-tailed Drongo.
Brown-backed honeybirds, also known as sharp-billed honeyguides, are small honeyguides, resident in savannah, thorn scrub, forest edges and open woodland type habitats.
Bennett's woodpecker is named after Dr. Edward Bennett and the name Campethera is Greek for caterpillar hunter.
The golden-tailed woodpecker is another caterpillar hunter, named after the 5th Earl of Abingdon.
Cardinal woodpeckers inhabit any woodland, thornveld and broad-leafed woodland savannah, but avoid evergreen forest and farmsteads.
Bearded woodpeckers are common in open deciduous woodland and savannah habitats such as mopane trees.
Olive woodpeckers inhabit area of evergreen forest, forest edges and adjacent non-forest woodland.
Whyte's barbet is named after Alexandra Whyte a government naturalist.
Yellow-fronted tinkerbirds can be found in a woodland and forest habitat.
The Acacia pied barbet are not the most sociable of birds, staying singly or in pairs.
Black-collared barbets find their way to woodland where wild figs and other such fruiting trees grow.
Crested barbets can be found in both damp and dry open woodlands, as well as Acacia woodland.
Because African broadbills sit still for very long periods, there presence can easily be overlooked.