Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Ground Woodpecker (Geocolaptes olivaceus) - HBW 7, p. 464

French: Pic laboureur German: Erdspecht Spanish: Pito Terrestre
Other common names: African Ground Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus olivaceus J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Cape of Good Hope.
No close relatives. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • olivaceus (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - W & SC Cape Province.
  • prometheus Clancey, 1952 - S Cape Province NE to N Transvaal and W Swaziland.

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