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Cardinal Woodpecker

Dendropicos fuscescens (Vieillot, LJP 1818)

The cardinal woodpecker is a widespread and common resident breeder in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. It occurs in a wide range of habitats, ranging from dense forest to thorn bush. They are fairly vocal and are easily identified by their call notes. The sexes are distinguishable by their head patterns. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
   Dendropicos
Scientific:
  Dendropicos fuscescens


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, LJP 1818)

Reference:
   Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. nouv. éd. 26 p.86

Protonym:
  Picus fuscescens

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18046222


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0A241B8390578710

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0A241B83

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0A241B83


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554012

Geographic range:

  • Dendropicos fuscescens fuscescens: north central Namibia to north central South Africa (to western KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens lepidus: South Sudan and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to highlands of Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and northwestern Tanzania
  • Dendropicos fuscescens intermedius: eastern South Africa to central and southern Mozambique (south of the lower Zambezi River)
  • Dendropicos fuscescens [centralis or stresemanni]: E Angola to n Namibia, s Democratic Republic of the Congo, w Tanzania and Zambia
  • Dendropicos fuscescens hartlaubii: Coastal s Kenya to Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique
  • Dendropicos fuscescens sharpii: Cameroon and Central African Republic to western Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola
  • Dendropicos fuscescens massaicus: S Ethiopia, inland and w Kenya and n-central Tanzania
  • Dendropicos fuscescens hemprichii: lower elevations of the Horn of Africa: Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia to northern and eastern Kenya
  • Dendropicos fuscescens lafresnayi: Senegambia and Sierra Leone to Nigeria
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English:
Cardinal Woodpecker
Catalan:
Picot cardenal
Czech:
datel kardinálský
Danish:
Kardinalspætte
German:
Kardinalspecht
Spanish:
Pito Cardenal
Spanish (Spain):
Pito Cardenal
Finnish:
ruso-otsatikkanen
French:
Pic cardinal
Croatian:
smeđočeli djetlić
Hungarian:
kardinális harkály
Icelandic:
Nálaspæta
Italian:
Picchio cardinale
Japanese (romaji):
afurikakogera
Japanese:
アフリカコゲラ
Lithuanian:
Kardinolinis savaninis genys
Dutch:
Kardinaalspecht
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kardinalspett
Norwegian:
Kardinalspett
Polish:
dzięcioł jasnolicy
Portuguese:
pica-pau-cardeal
Russian:
Кардиналовый дятел
Slovak:
ďateľ kardinálsky
Serbian:
Kardinalski detlić
Swedish:
kardinalspett
Ukrainian:
Дятел сірощокий
Chinese:
暗红啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
深紅啄木


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pic cardinal ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pic cardinal ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Chloropicus fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Chloropicus fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Chloropicus fuscescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Chloropicus fuscescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Chloropicus fuscescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Chloropicus fuscescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Chloropicus fuscescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Cardinal-Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Cardinal-Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Dendropicos fuscescens [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Dendropicos fuscescens [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Cardinal Woodpecker ( Dendropicos fuscescens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dendropicos fuscescens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dendropicos fuscescens [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Kardinaalspeg
Catalan: Picot cardenal
Czech: Datel kardinálský
Danish: Kardinalspætte
German: Kardinalspecht
English: Cardinal Woodpecker, Cardinal-Woodpecker
English, HBW: Cardinal Woodpecker
English (IOC): Cardinal Woodpecker
English (Kenya): Cardinal Woodpecker
English (United States): Cardinal Woodpecker
Esperanto: Brilpego
Spanish: Pico Cardenal, Pito Cardenal
Spanish (Spain): Pito Cardenal
Spanish (HBW): Cardinal Woodpecker
Estonian: vöötselg-väikerähn
Finnish: Rusootsatikkanen, ruso-otsatikkanen
French: Pic cardinal
Croatian: smeđočeli djetlić
Hungarian: kardinális harkály
Icelandic: Nálaspæta
Italian: Picchio cardinale
Japanese (romaji): afurikakogera
Japanese: アフリカコゲラ
Kwangali: Mbangura
Scientific: Chloropicus fuscescens, Dendropicos fuscescens, Dendropicos fuscescens fuscescens, Dendropicos fuscescens lafresnayi, Dendropicos lafresnayi, Picus fuscescens
Lithuanian: Kardinolinis savaninis genys
Dutch: Kardinaalspecht
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kardinalspett
Norwegian: Kardinalspett
Polish: dzieciol jasnolicy, dzięcioł jasnolicy, Dzięciolik kaplandzki
Portuguese: Pica pau cardeal, Pica-pau-cardeal
Portuguese (Portugal): Pica-pau-cardeal
Russian: Кардиналовый дятел, Кардинальский саванный дятел
Slovak: ďateľ kardinálsky
Shona: Hohodza
Serbian: Kardinalski detlić
Sotho, Southern: Kokomoru
Swedish: Kardinalspett
Swahili: Kigong'ota Mgongo-miraba
Tswana: Kôkômere
Turkish: Kardinal ağaçkakanı
Tsonga: Ghongoswana
Ukrainian: Дятел сірощокий
Xhosa: Isinqolamthi
Chinese: 暗红啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 深紅啄木
Zulu: iNqondaqonda

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