National Geographic : 1928 Aug
ON GUARD AGAINST FEATHERED AND FOUR-FOOTED FOES IN THE WHEATFIELDS It is a common sight in Ethiopia to see such human scarecrows, usually boys upon platforms in the grainfields, where they frighten away the birds and the bands of baboons. It is an ideal occupation for men who are not averse to any job which involves no physical exertion. AN INDICATOR BIRD SHOWED THE WAY TO THIS CACHE OFWILD HONEY After attracting the attention ofmen orbeasts that eathoney, agray bird about the size of a starling frequently acts asguide tothetreasure troves of the wild bees. It flutters from tree totree until itleads them to the one containing the honeycomb. Itclaims itsreward inthelarvae.