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Bearded Woodpecker, Khan River near Omaruru

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Thripias namaquus Alternate name
Dendropicos namaquus  Scientific name
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
23-25cm Length
Range: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda,, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Habitat

Savanna, shrubland & forest up to 3,000m

2(3)4 white eggs incubated for 26-28 days duties shared by both sexes Clutch  
Invertebrates, small lizards and other creatures. Food   Diet
Usually found in pairs. Habits
614 World Number

Least Concern


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Bearded woodpecker


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Embedded sound Bearded Woodpecker call
(Dendropicos namaquus)
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