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Brown-backed Woodpecker

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Dendropicos obsoletus  Scientific name
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
Dry savanna, shrubland up to 3,000 m in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, GuineaGuinea-Bissau, Kenya, LiberiaMali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. Habitat -Range
Food   Diet
621 World Number

Least Concern


view photos Photo by mattisj all rights reserved April 29, 2007

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Brown-backed Woodpecker (Picoides obsoletus) by macronyx.
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