Cardinal Woodpecker

Dendropicos fuscescens - Pic cardinal

Pic cardinal
♂ adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Piciformes

  • Family
    :

    Picidés

  • Genus
    :

    Dendropicos

  • Species
    :

    fuscescens

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1818

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 20 à 31 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Subspecific information 9 Subspecies

  • Dendropicos fuscescens lafresnayi (Senegal and Gambia to Nigeria)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens sharpii (Cameroon to s Sudan and n Angola)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens lepidus (e DRCongo to sw Ethiopia, c Kenya and nw Tanzania)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens hemprichii (n Ethiopia to Somalia and e Kenya)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens massaicus (s Ethiopia to w and c Kenya and nc Tanzania)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens loandae (Angola to w Tanzania, Zambia, n Namibia, n Botswana, w Zimbabwe and n South Africa)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens hartlaubii (s Kenya to e Zambia and c Mozambique)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens intermedius (e South Africa to s Mozambique)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens fuscescens (nc Namibia to w and c South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Pic cardinal,
  • Pito Cardenal,
  • Pica-pau-cardeal,
  • Kardinalspecht,
  • kardinális harkály,
  • Kardinaalspecht,
  • Picchio cardinale,
  • Kardinalspett,
  • Kardinalspett,
  • ďateľ kardinálsky,
  • datel kardinálský,
  • Kardinalspætte,
  • ruso-otsatikkanen,
  • Kardinaalspeg,
  • picot cardenal,
  • dzięcioł jasnolicy,
  • Кардинальский саванный дятел,
  • アフリカコゲラ,
  • 暗红啄木鸟,
  • 深紅啄木,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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