Woodpecker, African Grey 

African Grey Woodpecker - Dendropicos (Mesopicos) goertae goertae
The Gambia - November 2018

The African Grey Woodpecker is found in much of Sub-Saharan and Equatorial Africa.  The genus name differs by taxonomic authority.  It is called the Grey-headed Woodpecker by some authorities and the IOC refers to it as the African Grey Woodpecker.  The video framegrabs shown here are from a recording made in The Gambia during November 2018 - video link.

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