List of Birds of Angola - Woodpeckers and Allies

Woodpeckers and Allies

Order: Piciformes. Family: Picidae

Woodpeckers are small to medium sized birds with chisel like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, while several species have only three toes. Many woodpeckers have the habit of tapping noisily on tree trunks with their beaks. There are 218 species worldwide and 14 species which occur in Angola.

  • Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis
  • African Piculet Sasia africana
  • Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii
  • Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
  • Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii
  • Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa
  • Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli
  • Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
  • Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis
  • Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus
  • Golden-crowned Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus
  • Elliot's Woodpecker Dendropicos elliotii
  • Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
  • Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus

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