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Brown-backed Woodpecker

Dendropicos obsoletus (Wagler, JG 1829)

The brown-backed woodpecker is a species of bird in the woodpecker family Picidae. It is found in a belt across the savannah region of sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania in the east. It is generally uncommon, but has a very large range and the population appears to be steady, so 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 obsoletus


Original description

Citation:
  (Wagler, JG 1829)

Reference:
   Isis 22 col.510

Protonym:
  Picus obsoletus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27011819


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  9FF4EDB512CBD078

Avibase ID:
  avibase-9FF4EDB5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9FF4EDB5


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554023

Geographic range:

  • Dendropicos obsoletus obsoletus: Senegambia to s Cameroon, ne Democratic Republic of the Congo, w Sudan and Uganda
  • Dendropicos obsoletus heuglini: E Sudan to n Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • Dendropicos obsoletus ingens: Cent. and s Ethiopia to ne Uganda, Kenya and extreme n Tanzania
  • Dendropicos obsoletus crateri: N Tanzania (Crater Highlands south to Nou Forest)
English:
Brown-backed Woodpecker
Catalan:
Picot garser de dors bru
Czech:
strakapoud hnědohřbetý
Danish:
Brunrygget Spætte
German:
Braunrückenspecht
Spanish:
Pico Dorsipardo
Spanish (Spain):
Pico Dorsipardo
Finnish:
ruskoselkätikka
French:
Pic à dos brun
Croatian:
smeđoleđi djetlić
Hungarian:
barnahátú harkály
Italian:
Picchio dorsobruno
Japanese (romaji):
haibitaigera
Japanese:
ハイビタイゲラ
Lithuanian:
rudnugaris margasis genys
Dutch:
Bruinrugspecht
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Brunryggspett
Norwegian:
Brunryggspett
Polish:
dzięcioł brązowogrzbiety
Portuguese:
Pica-pau-de-costas-pardas
Russian:
Буроспинный дятел
Slovak:
ďateľ hnedochrbtý
Swedish:
brunryggig hackspett
Ukrainian:
Дятел бурокрилий
Chinese:
褐背啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
褐背啄木


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 ( Dendropicos obsoletus)
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Ipophilus obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Ipophilus obsoletus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos 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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Chloropicus 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]
Clements, version 2018:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Chloropicus obsoletus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Chloropicus 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]
eBird version 2018:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Chloropicus obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Chloropicus obsoletus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Chloropicus 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 (03/07/2017):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos obsoletus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Dendrocopos obsoletus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Dendrocopos obsoletus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Brown-backed Woodpecker ( Dendropicos obsoletus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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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Afrikaans: Bruinrugspeg
Belarusian: Буроспiнны дзяцел
Bengali: িময়চযচ঩ঠ কাঠকুড়াচর
Bengali (transliteration): khaẏēripiṭha kāṭhakuṛāli*
Catalan: Picot garser de dors bru
Czech: Strakapoud hnedohrbetý, strakapoud hnědohřbetý
Welsh: Cnocell gefnfrown
Danish: Brunrygget Spætte
German: Braunrückenspecht
English: Brown backed Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser White-spotted Woodpecker
English, HBW: Brown-backed Woodpecker
English (IOC): Brown-backed Woodpecker
English (Kenya): Brown-backed Woodpecker
English (United States): Brown-backed Woodpecker
Esperanto: Brundorsa dendropiko
Spanish: Carpintero de Lomo Pardo, Pico Dorsipardo
Spanish (Spain): Pico Dorsipardo
Spanish (HBW): Brown-backed Woodpecker
Estonian: aafrika kirjurähn
Finnish: Ruskoselkätikka, Ruskoselkätikkanen
French: Petit Pic à dos brun, Pic à dos brun
Frisian: Brúnrêchspjocht
Galician: Peto de costas pardas
Croatian: smeđoleđi djetlić
Hungarian: barnahátú harkály
Italian: Picchio dorsobruno
Japanese (romaji): haibitaigera
Japanese: ハイビタイゲラ
Scientific: Chloropicus obsoletus, Dendrocopos obsoletus, Dendropicos obsoletus, Dendropicos obsoletus obsoletus, Ipophilus obsoletus, Ipophilus obsoletus obsoletus, Picoides obsoletus, Picus obsoletus
Lithuanian: rudnugaris margasis genys, Rudnugaris savaninis genys
Dutch: Bruinrugspecht
Norwegian Nynorsk: Brunryggspett
Norwegian: Brunryggspett
Polish: dzieciol brazowogrzbiety, Dzięcioł brazowogrzbiety, dzięcioł brązowogrzbiety
Portuguese: Pica-pau-de-costas-pardas
Portuguese (Portugal): Pica-pau-de-costas-pardas, pica-pau-de-dorso-castanho
Rhaeto-Romance: Pitgalain dal dies brin
Russian: Буроспинный дятел
Slovak: ďateľ hnedochrbtý
Slovenian: Rjavohrbtni detel
Swedish: Brunryggad spett, brunryggig hackspett
Swahili: Kigong'ota Mgongo-mwekundu
Turkish: Boz sırtlı ağaçkakan, Kahverengi sırtlı ağaçkakan
Ukrainian: Дятел бурокрилий
Chinese: 褐背啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 褐背啄木

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