Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Arabian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos dorae) - HBW 7, p. 479

French: Pic d’Arabie German: Araberspecht Spanish: Pico Árabe

Taxonomy: Desertipicus doræ Bates and Kinnear, 1935, Ukadh, Taif-Mecca road, Arabia.
Genus sometimes merged into Picoides. Relationships unclear; thought most likely to be related to D. mahrattensis and the D. macei superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Arabian Peninsula, in narrow band from just N of Mecca S to W South Yemen.

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