Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Golden-crowned Woodpecker (Dendropicos xantholophus) - HBW 7, p. 468

French: Pic à couronne d’or German: Scheitelfleckspecht Spanish: Pito Coronado
Other common names: Yellow-crested Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Dendropicus [sic] xantholophus Hargitt, 1883, Gabon.
Often placed in a separate genus Thripias along with D. namaquus and D. pyrrhogaster. Forms a superspecies with latter. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Cameroon E to S Sudan, W & C Uganda and extreme W Kenya, and S to NW Angola and SW & SC Zaire; unconfirmed sight records from Nigeria thought to be unreliable.

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