Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Sooty Woodpecker (Mulleripicus funebris) - HBW 7, p. 555

French: Pic en deuil German: Philippinenspecht Spanish: Picatroncos Filipino
Other common names: Tweeddale’s Woodpecker (fuliginosus)

Taxonomy: Picus funebris Valenciennes, 1826, Philippines.
In past, race fuliginosus was considered a separate species. Races mayri and parkesi differ little from nominate, and might be better synonymized. Four subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • mayri Gilliard, 1949 - N Luzon.
  • funebris (Valenciennes, 1826) - C & S Luzon, Marinduque and Catanduanes.
  • parkesi Manuel, 1957 - Polillo Is.
  • fuliginosus Tweeddale, 1877 - Samar, Leyte and Mindanao.

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