Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Brown-eared Woodpecker (Campethera caroli) - HBW 7, p. 463

French: Pic à oreillons bruns German: Braunohrspecht 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).

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