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Grey-headed Woodpecker

Mesopicos spodocephalus (Bonaparte, 1850)

The Grey Woodpecker, Mesopicos goertae, 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. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
  Mesopicos

Scientific:
  Mesopicos spodocephalus

Citation:
  (Bonaparte, 1850)

Reference:
  Consp.Gen.Av. 1 p.125

Protonym:
  Dendrobates spodocephalus

Avibase ID:
  902E9F6926FDB376

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/902E9F69

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686160

Geographic range:

  • Mesopicos spodocephalus spodocephalus: E Sudan and highlands of central and s Ethiopia
  • Mesopicos spodocephalus rhodeogaster: Highlands of central Kenya to n-central Tanzania
English:
Grey-headed Woodpecker
Czech:
datel etiopský
German:
Graukopfspecht
Danish:
Rødbuget Askespætte
Spanish:
Pito Gris Oriental
Finnish:
oliiviselkätikkanen
French:
Pic spodocéphale
Italian:
Picchio testagrigia
Japanese:
rikyuugashiragera
Japanese:
リキュウガシラゲラ
Dutch:
Ethiopische Grijsgroene Specht
Norwegian:
Gråhodespett
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gråhovudspett
Polish:
dzieciol szaroglowy
Russian:
Африканский сероголовый саванный дятел
Slovak:
ďateľ sivohlavý
Swedish:
rödbukig askspett
Ukrainian:
Дятел ефіопський
Chinese:
灰头啄木鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Mesopicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pic spodocéphale ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus spodocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Gray-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus spodocephalus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Mountain Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus spodocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Eastern Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos spodocephalus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dendropicos spodocephalus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Mesopicos [goertae or spodocephalus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: Picot gris oriental
Czech: datel etiopský
Danish: Rødbuget Askespætte
German: Graukopfspecht
English: Eastern Gray Woodpecker, Eastern Grey Woodpecker, Gray headed Woodpecker, Gray-headed Woodpecker, Grey headed Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Mountain Gray Woodpecker, Shoa Gray Woodpecker, Shoa Grey Woodpecker
English (IOC): Eastern Grey Woodpecker
English (Kenya): Mountain Grey Woodpecker
Spanish: Pito Gris Oriental
Spanish (Spain): Pito gris oriental
Spanish (HBW): Mountain Gray Woodpecker
Estonian: ida-osmusrähn
Finnish: Harmaapäätikka, Harmaapäätikkanen, oliiviselkätikkanen
French: Pic d'Éthiopie, Pic spodocéphale
Italian: Picchio testagrigia
Japanese: rikyuugashiragera
Japanese: リキュウガシラゲラ
Scientific: Chloropicus spodocephalus, Dendrobates spodocephalus, Dendropicos goertae spodocephalus, Dendropicos spodocephalus, Mesopicos spodocephalus
Lithuanian: Pilkagalvis savaninis genys
Dutch: Ethiopische Grijsgroene Specht
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråhovudspett
Norwegian: Gråhodespett
Polish: dzieciol szaroglowy, dzięcioł szarogłowy
Russian: Африканский сероголовый саванный дятел
Slovak: ďateľ sivohlavý
Serbian: Сива жунја
Swedish: Etiopisk gråspett, Gråspett, rödbukig askspett
Swahili: Kigong'ota Kichwa-kijivu
Ukrainian: Дятел ефіопський
Chinese: 灰头啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭啄木

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