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Fire-bellied Woodpecker

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Female Photo by Mike BarthGhana, October 2013
Photo by Mike Barth
Ghana, October 2013
Dendropicos pyrrhogaster


[edit] Identification

24 cm

  • Brownish-black forehead
  • Red crown and nape

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: found from Sierra Leone and southern Guinea to southern Nigeria and south-western Cameroon

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Placed in genus Chloropicus by Gill and Donsker.

[edit] Habitat

Primary and secondary lowland forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of insects, beetle larvae and ants.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from

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