Scientific name Dendropicos lugubris
Higher classification Dendropicos
|Similar Speckle‑breasted woodpecker, Stierling's woodpecker, Eastern grey woodpecker, Chocó woodpecker, Black‑dotted piculet|
The melancholy woodpecker (Dendropicos lugubris) is a species of woodpecker. It is found in Africa from Sierra Leone east to Nigeria. It is often considered to be a subspecies of Gabon woodpecker, Dendropicos gabonensis, but here it is treated as a separate species following the Handbook of the Birds of the World.
ReferencesMelancholy woodpecker Wikipedia
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