Nubian Woodpecker (Campethera nubica) - HBW 7, p. 457
French: Pic de Nubie
Spanish: Pito de Nubia
Taxonomy: Picus Nubicus Boddaert, 1783, Nubia, north Sudan.
Forms a superspecies with C. punctuligera, C. bennettii and C. scriptoricauda, and sometimes all considered conspecific. Identity of birds in E Rwanda uncertain; they probably belong either to C. bennettii or to nominate race of present species. Races poorly differentiated, and they intergrade; delimitation uncertain, complicated by apparent habitat-conditioned variation of nominate. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nubica (Boddaert, 1783) - WC & NE Sudan, Ethiopia and NW & SW Somalia, S to NE Zaire (Beni, Rutshuru Plain), adjacent W Uganda, Kenya and C & SW Tanzania (Morogoro and Rukwa Valley); possibly this taxon in E Rwanda.
- pallida (Sharpe, 1902) - E & S Somalia and coastal Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
in a tree Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp nubica)
Daniêl Jimenez 22 September 2010 3 years ago 20 sec 4.5
A female having a bath in a puddle where other birds are drinking. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp nubica)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 8 years ago 42 sec 4.5
A female shaking its plumage after bathing. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp nubica)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 8 years ago 26 sec 4.4
Bird drinking at pool with White-browed Sparrow Weaver Locality Wabi Shabelle, Ethiopia (ssp nubica)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 12 November 2010 2 years ago 58 sec 4.1
side view of female foraging on dead trunk Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp nubica)
Martin Kennewell 4 November 2010 8 weeks ago 22 sec 4
rear view of female foraging on dead trunk Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp nubica)
Martin Kennewell 4 November 2010 8 weeks ago 33 sec 4
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Locality Ethiopia (ssp nubica)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 17 November 2009 4 years ago 4.4
An adult male calling.
Locality Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda (ssp nubica)
Gerard Gorman 4 March 2012 28 weeks ago 4.3
A male on a tree
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 4 July 2013 37 weeks ago 4.1
In a acacia
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Guy Poisson 9 February 2010 3 years ago 3.6
Male in Euphorbia
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp nubica)
Phil Gregory 3 June 2014 6 weeks ago 3.5
Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp nubica)
Fran Trabalon 20 November 2012 1 year ago 3.5