Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Woodpeckers and Allies :: Brown-backed Woodpecker

Brown-backed Woodpecker Dendropicos obsoletus

Described by: Wagler (1829)
Alternate common name(s): Lesser White-spotted Woodpecker
Old scientific name(s): Picoides obsoletus, Dendrocopos obsoletus


Yundum, The Gambia - Nov 24, 2004 © Ian Esland 
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W. to ec. Africa;
(1) S. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, s. Cameroon, s. Niger, sw. Chad, Central African Republic, s. Sudan and ne. Zaire.
(2) N. Sudan to ne. Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(3) S. Ethiopia, Uganda and w. Kenya.
(4) N. Tanzania.


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


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