Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Abyssinian Woodpecker (Dendropicos abyssinicus) - HBW 7, p. 465

French: Pic d’Abyssinie German: Wacholderspecht Spanish: Pito Abisinio
Other common names: Gold-mantled/(Abyssinian/African) Golden-backed Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus Abyssinicus Stanley, 1814, Ethiopia.
Sometimes regarded as forming a superspecies with D. fuscescens. Monotypic.

Distribution: Ethiopian Highlands, from upper R Anseber in Eritrea E to Harar region and S to Alata.

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