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Alternate name
Campethera abingoni  Scientific name
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
19-23cm Length
Range: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic,Mali, Democratic Republic of CongoBotswana, Chad, Congo, C?e d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Malawi,Mauritania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Kenya, Habitat Forest, savannah, shrubland, grassland, wetlands, parks and gardens below - 2,000 m
2(4)9 white eggs incubation and care by both sexes. Clutch  
Insects, ants & larvae. Food   Diet
Normally in ones and twos. Habits
598 World Number

Least Concern



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Golden-tailed Woodpecker by Peet van Schalkwyk.

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