Olive woodpecker

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Olive woodpecker
Olive Woodpecker, Sakania, DRC (12404103034), crop.jpg
D. g. subsp. persimilis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dendropicos
D. griseocephalus
Binomial name
Dendropicos griseocephalus
(Boddaert, 1783)

Chloropicus griseocephalus

The olive woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus) is a species of bird in the woodpecker family Picidae.[2][3]

Distribution and habitat

The olive woodpecker is native to central, east and southern Africa, from the Ruwenzori Mountains to the Western Cape. It is found in Angola, Burundi, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The species occupies a range of wooded and forested habitats from 450–3,700 m (1,480–12,140 ft).


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Dendropicos griseocephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Woodpeckers". World Bird List Version 5.4. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ Fuchs, J.; Pons, J. M. (2015). "A new classification of the pied woodpeckers assemblage (Dendropicini, Picidae) based on a comprehensive multi-locus phylogeny". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 88: 28–37. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.03.016. PMID 25818851.

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