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Abyssinian Woodpecker - BirdForum Opus

Photo by volker sthamer
Menagesha Forest, Ethiopia
Dendropicos abyssinicus

Identification

16 cm
Male

  • Brown forehead
  • Red nape
  • Brown stripe through ear-coverts
  • Brown malar stripe

Distribution

Female
Photo by peterday
Wondo Genet, Ethiopia, November 2013

Eastern Africa: found in Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Savanna and juniper highlands.

Behaviour

Diet

There is little known about their diet; they forage in trees.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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