Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Woodpeckers and Allies :: Olive Woodpecker

Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): African Gray-headed Woodpecker, African Grey-headed Woodpecker
Old scientific name(s): Mesopicos griseocephalus


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda - Jan, 2006 © Tom Tarrant  Magoebaskloof, South Africa - Jul 9, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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S. tropical Africa. S. Africa;
Two populations;
(1) W. Angola, se. and ce. Zaire, sw. Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi to s. Tanzania, nc. and ne. Namibia, Zambia and nw. Malawi.
(2) N. Tanzania.
(3) Ex. s. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa (n. Transvaal, Natal and Cape Province).


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


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