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Gray Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae

Described by: Müller, Statius (1776)
Alternate common name(s): African Grey Woodpecker, African Gray Woodpecker, Grey Woodpecker
Old scientific name(s): Mesopicos goertae


Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Bijilo Forest Park, The Gambia - Nov 23, 2004 © Ian Esland  Kenya - Jun, 2005 © Mike Bayman 
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Nw. to nc. Africa;
Two small isolated populations in the s. part of range;
(1) Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Central African Republic, s. Chad, e. to s. Sudan, w. and c. Kenya and s. to ne. Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and nw. Tanzania.
(2) Sahel zone from ec. Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, s. Niger, s. Chad to w. and s. Sudan.
(3) E. Sudan, n. and w. Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(4) S. Gabon, Congo, nw. Angola (Cabinda possibly s. to Malanje), and sc. Zaire.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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