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Pardipicus nivosa

Campethera nivosa

Identification

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, DRC and Angola
Eastern Africa: South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

There are 3 or 4 subspecies:

  • P. n. nivosa:
  • P. n. poensis:
  • Bioko Island (Gulf of Guinea)
  • P. n. herberti:
  • P. n. maxima:

An additional subspecies canzelae along with maxima are generally considered invalid[1]

Habitat

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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