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2007_06_08 Cardinal Woodpecker by Alan Manson.

Alternate name
Dendropicos fuscescens Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
14-16cm               Length
Forest, grassland, shrubland, savanna, wetlands, parks, farmland and gardens in: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon. Central African RepublicCongo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe Habitat
1(2)5 white eggs incubated by both sexes for 12-13 days fledge after 26-28 days. Clutch  
Insects, larvae. Food   Diet
Singly or in pairs. Flies to base of tree and works up. Habits
610 World Number

Least Concern


   view photos Photo by Alan Manson all rights reserved May 08


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