Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Mombasa Woodpecker (Campethera mombassica) - HBW 7, p. 459

French: Pic de Mombasa German: Mombasaspecht Spanish: Pito de Mombasa

Taxonomy: Picus (Campothera) [sic] mombassicus Fischer and Reichenow, 1884, Mombasa.
Forms a superspecies with C. abingoni and C. notata. Often treated as conspecific with former, but differs in plumage and vocalizations; apparent hybrid individuals with appearance intermediate between C. abingoni suahelica and present species recorded from EC Tanzania and from just S of Mt Kilimanjaro; further study required. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Somalia, coastal Kenya (including R Tana inland to Garissa) and NE Tanzania (S to about Dar es Salaam, W to W Usambara Mts, possibly also at E Mt Kilimanjaro).

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