Fine-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera punctuligera) - HBW 7, p. 457
French: Pic à taches noires
Spanish: Pito Salpicado
Taxonomy: Picus punctuligerus Wagler, 1827, Senegambia.
Forms a superspecies with C. nubica, C. bennettii and C. scriptoricauda, and all sometimes considered conspecific. Races intergrade in Sudan and NE Zaire. Described race batesi (N Cameroon) synonymized with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- punctuligera (Wagler, 1827) - SW Mauritania (c. 60 km N of Rosso) and Senegambia E to SW Sudan and S to C Ivory Coast (Lamto), Ghana (Mole), S Nigeria (Abeokuta), C Cameroon (Mt Zoro and Mbakaou) and NE Zaire (upper Uele Valley).
- balia (Heuglin, 1871) - S Sudan to extreme NE Zaire.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male perched on a trunk. Locality Fajara Golf Course, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp punctuligera)
Yoel Jimenez 29 October 2014 6 weeks ago 50 sec 4.9
A male using his exteme long tongue to eat ants. Locality Fajara Golf Course, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp punctuligera)
Yoel Jimenez 29 October 2014 5 weeks ago 1 min 22 sec 4.6
female bird Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia (ssp punctuligera)
Daniêl Jimenez 29 December 2011 3 years ago 34 sec 4.1
Female on branch Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (ssp punctuligera)
mark sutton 6 December 2010 4 years ago 27 sec 3.8
A bird pecking a trunk, against the light. Locality Toubacouta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2008 6 years ago 34 sec 1.7
PhotosSee all 8 photos
An adult female. a breeding bird.
Locality Balaba Nature Camp, Gunjur, Western Division, The Gambia
M P Goodey 1 September 2007 3 years ago 4.3
Bird at a palm tree
Locality Lower River Division , The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 26 March 2013 1 year ago 4
Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 8 February 2012 2 years ago 4
Pito salpicado macho, en Mandinaba, Gambia, 2008.
Locality Pirang, Western Division, The Gambia
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 13 October 2008 4 years ago 3.8
Adult female. Pito salpicado hembra. Mandinaba. Gambia 2008.
Locality Mandina Ba, Western Division, The Gambia
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 19 October 2008 27 weeks ago 3.7
Male foraging on trunk
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (ssp punctuligera)
Luis Mario Arce 19 February 2013 1 year ago 3.3
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