Olive woodpecker

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

The olive woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae.[2][3] It is found in Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


  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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