Your login:

Password:

Stay signed in

Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email.


Welcome Guest

Grey Woodpecker

Mesopicos goertae (Statius Muller, 1776)

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




(0 votes)
Photo powered by flickr.com.


Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
  Mesopicos

Scientific:
  Mesopicos goertae

Citation:
  (Statius Muller, 1776)

Reference:
  Natursyst.Suppl. p.91

Protonym:
  Picus Goertae

Avibase ID:
  E5DF48FC7F1FCF42

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E5DF48FC

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554020

Geographic range:

  • Mesopicos goertae [goertae or centralis]: southwestern Mauritania and Senegambia to South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Kenya, and northwestern Tanzania
  • Mesopicos goertae abessinicus: eastern Sudan, western Eritrea, and northern and western Ethiopia
  • Mesopicos goertae meridionalis: S Gabon to nw Angola and s-central Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Mesopicos goertae koenigi: Sahel of Sahara (e Mali to Niger, Chad and w Sudan)
English:
Grey Woodpecker
Czech:
datel šedoprsý
German:
Graubrustspecht
Danish:
Gulbuget Askespætte
Spanish:
Pito Gris Occidental
Finnish:
liekkitikkanen
French:
Pic goertan
Italian:
Picchio grigio maggiore
Japanese:
haiirogera
Japanese:
ハイイロゲラ
Dutch:
Grijsgroene Specht
Norwegian:
Askehodespett
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Oskehovudspett
Polish:
dzieciol popielaty
Portuguese:
Pica pau cinzento africano
Russian:
Серогрудый африканский дятел
Slovak:
ďateľ sivý
Swedish:
gulbukig askspett
Ukrainian:
Дятел сірошиїй
Chinese:
灰啄木鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

Your sightings

You must be logged in to view your sighting details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Related taxa

Other synonyms


Catalan: Picot gris occidental
Czech: Datel šedoprsý
Danish: Gulbuget Askespætte
German: Graubrustspecht
English: African Gray Woodpecker, African Grey Woodpecker, Eastern Gray Woodpecker, Eastern Grey Woodpecker, Gray Woodpecker, Grey Woodpecker
English (IOC): African Grey Woodpecker
English (Kenya): African Grey Woodpecker
Spanish: Pico Gris, Pito Gris Occidental
Spanish (Spain): Pito gris occidental
Spanish (HBW): African Gray Woodpecker
Estonian: palmi-osmusrähn
Finnish: Liekkitikkanen
French: Pic goertan, Pic gris
Hungarian: szürkebegyű harkály
Italian: Picchio di Goerta, Picchio grigio maggiore
Japanese: haiirogera
Japanese: ハイイロゲラ
Scientific: Chloropicus goertae, Dendropicos goertae, Dendropicos goertae goertae, Mesopicos goertae, Picus Goertae
Lithuanian: Pilkakrūtis savaninis genys, Pilkasis genys
Dutch: Grijsgroene Specht
Norwegian Nynorsk: Oskehovudspett
Norwegian: Askehodespett
Polish: dzieciol popielaty, dzięcioł popielaty
Portuguese: Pica pau cinzento africano, Pica-pau-cinzento, Pica-pau-cinzento-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Pica-pau-cinzento
Russian: Серогрудый африканский дятел
Slovak: ďateľ sivoprsý, ďateľ sivý
Swedish: Afrikansk gråspett, Gråspett, gulbukig askspett
Swahili: Kigong'ota Kijivu
Ukrainian: Дятел сірошиїй
Chinese: 灰啄木, 灰啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 灰啄木

Avibase has been visited 287,359,030 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy