Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Fire-bellied Woodpecker (Dendropicos pyrrhogaster) - HBW 7, p. 468

French: Pic à ventre de feu German: Rotbauchspecht Spanish: Pito Ventrirrojo

Taxonomy: Picus (Chloropicus) Pyrrhogaster Malherbe, 1845, South Africa; error = Sierra Leone.
Often placed in a separate genus Thripias along with D. namaquus and D. xantholophus. Forms a superspecies with latter. Monotypic.

Distribution: Sierra Leone and S Guinea E to S Nigeria (Niger Delta) and SW Cameroon.

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