Woodpeckers (Picidae)

White-naped Woodpecker (Chrysocolaptes festivus) - HBW 7, p. 547

French: Pic de Goa German: Goldschulterspecht Spanish: Pito Dorsiblanco
Other common names: Black-rumped Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker(!), Black-backed Yellow Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus festivus Boddaert, 1783, Goa, India.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • festivus (Boddaert, 1783) - SW Nepal and most of India (except E coast).
  • tantus Ripley, 1946 - N & S Sri Lanka.