Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Dendropicos
Family: Picidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
griseocephalus
NOTES

A bird which is more commonly heard than seen. It eats insects and their larvae. Grows to about 20 cm. Nests in holes drilled in trees. Drills at a rate of about 5 strokes per second.


AUTHORITY
(Boddaert, 1783)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A uniform olive-green with a red rump which is visible in flight. Males have a red crown. The bill is black and the legs grey
Colour: Green
Common Name
Olive woodpecker
Gryskopspeg
Woodpecker
Habitat
NOTES: Feeds in the mid and upper strata
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Mesopicos griseocephalus



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