Brown-eared Woodpecker (Campethera caroli) - HBW 7, p. 463
French: Pic à oreillons bruns
Spanish: Pito Orejipardo
Taxonomy: Chloropicus Caroli Malherbe, 1852, Gabon.
Proposed race budongoensis (Uganda and W Kenya) inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- arizela (Oberholser, 1899) - Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone to Ghana.
- caroli (Malherbe, 1852) - Benin and Nigeria (rare), and Cameroon E to SW Sudan, Uganda (except NE) and W Kenya (Kakamega), and S to NW Angola, S Zaire and NW Zambia, W Burundi and NW Tanzania (Bukoba).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Brown-eared Woodpecker in a tree
Locality Lobe River, South Province, Cameroon
Bernard Guevorts 25 May 2013 2 years ago 3.4
A bird perched
Locality Mabira Forest, Uganda (ssp caroli)
Frederic Pelsy 21 October 2015 12 weeks ago 3.3
Adult female on branch.
Locality Libreville, Estuaire Province, Gabon (ssp caroli)
Nik Borrow 17 August 2009 6 years ago 3.3
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp caroli)
Adam Riley 10 November 2006 1 year ago 3.2
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