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Photo by megan perkins
Location: Gonubie, South Africa
Dendropicos griseocephalus

Identification

Length 17-19 cm. Darker than Grey Woodpecker and Grey-headed Woodpecker, and less barred, with olive-grey (rather than grey) underparts.

Distribution

Uganda and Zaire to South Africa.

Taxonomy

Dendropicos griseocephalus has three subspecies:[1]

  • D. g. ruwenzori
  • D. g. kilimensis
  • D. g. griseocephalus

Habitat

Evergreen forest, forest patches and dense woodland.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist.
  2. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154

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