Thursday, 17 March 2011

Picid in Focus: Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni

This typical Campethera species inhabits a wide variety of woodlands in sub-saharan Africa, mainly south of the equator. It occurs in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zaire, Angola, Namibia and South Africa, with isolated populations elsewhere including Senegambia. Six races are recognised. This bird photographed in the Gambia in 2010 by Vaughan Ashby.

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