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Fine-spotted Woodpecker

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Photo by Steve GKotu, The Gambia, March 2005
Photo by Steve G
Kotu, The Gambia, March 2005
Campethera punctuligera


[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Sudan, South Sudan

One of the commonest Woodpecker species in the Gambia.

[edit] Taxonomy

FemalePhoto by scottishdudeThe Gambia, March 2010
Photo by scottishdude
The Gambia, March 2010

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. p. punctuligera:
  • C. p. balia:

[edit] Habitat

These birds favour savanna woodland containing good stands of Oil palms, scrubland.

[edit] Behaviour

They can frequently be found feeding on the ground, especially around termite mounds.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase

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