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Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker

Dendropicos [goertae or spodocephalus] (= Dendropicos goertae) (Müller, PLS 1776)

The African grey woodpecker is a species of bird in the woodpecker family Picidae. Is a widespread and frequently common resident breeder in much of Sub-Saharan and equatorial Africa. It is a species associated with forest and bush which nests in a tree hole, often in an oil palm, laying two to four eggs. It is a common bird with a very wide range, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern". Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Müller, PLS 1776)

Reference:
   Linné vollst. Natursyst. Suppl. Reg. Bd. Suppl. p.91

Protonym:
  Picus Goertae

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/52710044


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  178B3896EE8AF2FD

Avibase ID:
  avibase-178B3896

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/178B3896


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554020

Geographic range:

  • Dendropicos goertae [goertae or centralis]: southwestern Mauritania and Senegambia to South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Kenya, and northwestern Tanzania
  • Dendropicos goertae abessinicus: eastern Sudan, western Eritrea, and northern and western Ethiopia
  • Dendropicos goertae meridionalis: S Gabon to nw Angola and s-central Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dendropicos goertae koenigi: Sahel of Sahara (e Mali to Niger, Chad and w Sudan)
  • Dendropicos spodocephalus spodocephalus: E Sudan and highlands of central and s Ethiopia
  • Dendropicos spodocephalus rhodeogaster: Highlands of central Kenya to n-central Tanzania
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English:
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker
French:
Pic goertan ou P. spodocéphale


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos [goertae or spodocephalus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pic goertan ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Gray Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Gray Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Grey Woodpecker ( Mesopicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos goertae) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Mesopicos goertae [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Mesopicos goertae [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Mesopicos goertae [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dendropicos goertae [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Catalan: Picot gris occidental
Czech: Datel šedoprsý
Danish: Gulbuget Askespætte
German: Graubrustspecht
English: African Grey Woodpecker, Gray Woodpecker, Grey or Grey-headed Woodpecker, Grey Woodpecker
Esperanto: Grizbrusta pego
Spanish: Pito Gris Occidental
Estonian: palmi-osmusrähn
Finnish: liekkitikkanen
French: Pic goertan, Pic goertan ou P. spodocéphale
Hungarian: szürkebegyű harkály
Italian: Picchio di Goerta
Japanese (romaji): haiirogera
Japanese: ハイイロゲラ
Scientific: Dendropicos [goertae or spodocephalus], Dendropicos goertae, Dendropicos goertae goertae, Mesopicos [goertae or spodocephalus], Mesopicos goertae, Mesopicos goertae goertae, Picus Goertae
Lithuanian: Pilkasis genys
Dutch: Grijsgroene Specht
Norwegian: Askehodespett
Polish: dzieciol popielaty, dzięcioł popielaty
Portuguese: Pica pau cinzento africano, Pica-pau-cinzento-africano
Russian: Серогрудый африканский дятел
Slovak: ďateľ sivoprsý, datel sivý
Serbian: Сива жунја
Swedish: Afrikansk gråspett, Gråspett
Swahili: Kigong'ota Kijivu
Ukrainian: Дятел сірошиїй
Chinese: 灰啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 灰啄木

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