Woodpecker, Golden-tailed 


Golden-tailed Woodpecker - Campethera abingoni chrysura
Senegal - December 2018

There are six or seven subspecies of the Golden-tailed Woodpecker, depending on whether the Mombasa Woodpecker is considered a full species or a subspecies of the Golden-tailed.  This subspecies is found from Senegambia eastward to South Sudan, western Uganda, and the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  This framegrab is from a video recording made in Senegal during December 2018 - video link.


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