Woodpeckers (Picidae)

African Piculet (Sasia africana) - HBW 7, p. 435

French: Picumne de Verreaux German: Graubauch-Mausspecht Spanish: Carpinterito Africano
Other common names: Pygmy Wood Piculet, Pygmy Woodpecker(!)

Taxonomy: Sasia africana J. Verreaux and E. Verreaux, 1855, Gabon.
Sometimes placed in monotypic genus Verreauxia, but appears close to S. abnormis and S. ochracea. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Cameroon and SW Central African Republic E to SW Uganda (Bwamba Forest), S to NW Angola (S to Cuanza Norte, N Lunda Norte) and SC & SW Zaire; a few isolated records in recent decades from Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana indicate existence of a small population in forests of Upper Guinea.

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