Buff-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera nivosa) - HBW 7, p. 463
French: Pic tacheté
Spanish: Pito Nevado
Taxonomy: Dendromus nivosus Swainson, 1837, West Africa.
Race maxima, known only from 2 specimens from N Ivory Coast, doubtfully valid, possibly only larger form of nominate. Latter intergrades with race herberti, the resultant intermediates formerly known as race efulenensis; yalensis (W Kenya) synonymized with herberti. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nivosa (Swainson, 1837) - Senegambia E to Cameroon and W Zaire and S to NW Angola and NW Zambia.
- maxima Traylor, 1970 - N Ivory Coast.
- poensis Alexander, 1903 - Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
- herberti (Alexander, 1908) - S Central African Republic and extreme SW Sudan (Bangangai Forest) to W Kenya (Kakamega and S Nandi Forests) and S to SC & E Zaire.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird feeding on ants and its nesting tree. Locality Pirang Forest Park, Pirang, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp nivosa)
Yoel Jimenez 12 November 2014 1 year ago 43 sec 4.7
A bird foraging on a branch and flying away Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp herberti)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 8 years ago 26 sec 3.3
A female pecking on a trunk Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp nivosa)
Eldert Groenewoud 24 October 2005 8 years ago 6 sec 3
we met it in vegetation along forest patways.
Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
ahmet karataş 30 January 2015 43 weeks ago 4.7
A female clinging to a tree trunk.
Locality Bigodi Swamp, Uganda (ssp herberti)
David Beadle 12 February 2014 1 year ago 3.4
Locality Atewa Range, Ghana
Markus Lilje 19 December 2015 8 weeks ago 3
Locality Kakamega Forest, Kenya (ssp herberti)
Adam Riley 21 May 2009 1 year ago 3
Adult in low tree
Locality Farasuto Forest, Kuloro, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp nivosa)
Yvonne Stevens 23 February 2009 6 years ago 3
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