Monday, 9 July 2012

Picid in Focus: Tullberg's Woodpecker

Female Tullberg's Woodpecker Campethera tullbergi. This canopy forager is often inconspicuous as it works snags and probes in moss, lichen and leaf-clusters for prey. Three races: nominate tullbergi in south-east Nigeria, western Cameroon and Bioko Island in Gulf of Guinea, taeniolaema (as here) from eastern DR Congo to Rwanda, south-western Uganda, Burundi, western Tanzania and western Kenya, and hausburgi in the Kenyan highlands east of Rift Valley, eastern Uganda and northernmost Tanzania. Photo by Gerard Gorman, Uganda, February 2012.

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