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 1 year ago 3.4
Adult female on branch.
Locality Libreville, Estuaire Province, Gabon (ssp caroli)
Nik Borrow 17 August 2009 5 years ago 3.3
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp caroli)
Adam Riley 10 November 2006 22 weeks ago 3.2
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