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Brown-backed Woodpecker
Ipophilus obsoletus (Wagler, 1829)
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Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
  Ipophilus

Scientific:
  Ipophilus obsoletus

Citation:
  (Wagler, 1829)

Reference:
  Isis 22 col.510

Protonym:
  Picus obsoletus

Avibase ID:
  9FF4EDB512CBD078

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554023

Geographic range:

  • Ipophilus obsoletus obsoletus: Senegambia to s Cameroon, ne Democratic Republic of the Congo, w Sudan and Uganda
  • Ipophilus obsoletus heuglini: E Sudan to n Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • Ipophilus obsoletus ingens: Cent. and s Ethiopia to ne Uganda, Kenya and extreme n Tanzania
  • Ipophilus obsoletus crateri: N Tanzania (Crater Highlands south to Nou Forest)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Brown-backed Woodpecker
Czech:
  strakapoud hnědohřbetý
German:
  Braunrückenspecht
Danish:
  Brunrygget Spætte
Spanish:
  Pico Dorsipardo
Finnish:
  ruskoselkätikka
French:
  Pic à dos brun
Icelandic:
  Brown-backed Woodpecker
Italian:
  Picchio dorsobruno
Japanese:
  haibitaigera
Japanese:
  ハイビタイゲラ
Dutch:
  Bruinrugspecht
Norwegian:
  Brunryggspett
Polish:
  dzieciol brazowogrzbiety
Portuguese:
  Pica-pau-de-costas-pardas
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Brown-backed Woodpecker
Russian:
  Буроспинный дятел
Slovak:
  ďateľ hnedochrbtý
Swedish:
  brunryggig hackspett
Chinese:
  褐背啄木鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Ipophilus obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Ipophilus obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Ipophilus obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Ipophilus obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Pic à dos brun ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Pic à dos brun ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Ipophilus obsoletus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Ipophilus obsoletus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Picoides obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Dendrocopos obsoletus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Dendrocopos obsoletus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Dendrocopos obsoletus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Dendropicos obsoletus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Dendropicos obsoletus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Picot garser de dors bru
Czech: Strakapoud hnedohrbetý, strakapoud hnědohřbetý
Danish: Brunrygget Spætte
German: Braunrückenspecht
English: Brown backed Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser White-spotted Woodpecker
English (Kenya): Brown-backed Woodpecker
Spanish: Carpintero de Lomo Pardo, Pico Dorsipardo
Spanish (Spain): Pico Dorsipardo
Estonian: aafrika kirjurähn
Finnish: Ruskoselkätikka, Ruskoselkätikkanen
French: Petit Pic à dos brun, Pic à dos brun
Hungarian: barnahátú harkály
Italian: Picchio dorsobruno
Japanese: haibitaigera
Japanese: ハイビタイゲラ
Latin: Dendrocopos obsoletus, Dendropicos obsoletus, Ipophilus obsoletus, Picoides obsoletus
Lithuanian: rudnugaris margasis genys, Rudnugaris savaninis genys
Dutch: Bruinrugspecht
Norwegian: Brunryggspett
Polish: dzieciol brazowogrzbiety, dzięcioł brązowogrzbiety
Portuguese: Pica-pau-de-costas-pardas
Portuguese (Portugal): Pica-pau-de-costas-pardas
Russian: Буроспинный дятел
Slovak: ďateľ hnedochrbtý
Swedish: Brunryggad spett, brunryggig hackspett
Swahili: Kigong'ota Mgongo-mwekundu
Chinese: 褐背啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 褐背啄木

 

         

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