Black-naped Woodpecker

Black-naped Woodpecker
Species: Black-naped Woodpecker   Picus guerini
Author: Manish Panchal
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Added to IBC: 31 Mar 2019 - 12:13
Your rating: None
Average: 5 (2 votes)
All Rights Reserved
Altitude (m): 
147 meters


Submitted by Nik Borrow on
Nik Borrow's picture

This is not Dendropicos spodocephalus - try Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus

Submitted by Manish Panchal on
Manish Panchal's picture

I Conformade this ID from the Refrance Book 

" Birds of the Indian Subcontinent " by Oxford.

Submitted by Arnau Bonan (HBW editor) on
Arnau Bonan's picture

Grey-headed Woodpecker Dendropicos spodocephalus is an African species, as you can see in the Subspsecies and Distribution section. Sometimes the same common name is used for different species. Grey-faced Woodpecker was split and in India there is Black-naped Woodpecker (Picus guerini).We have changed it.

Submitted by Manish Panchal on
Manish Panchal's picture

Thanks Arnau Bonan for Correct the ID Counclution.

( Male of Grey-headed Woodpecker - This taxon, and some other subspecies, are split from Grey-headed Woodpecker by HBW.  )

Manish panchal.


Manish Panchal, IBC1574939. Accessible at

Extended version
Manish Panchal, IBC1574939. Photo of Black-naped Woodpecker Picus guerini at Jayanti, India. Accessible at

Embed this photo

← Click inside, copy the code and then paste it into your web page code. Show me the embed as it will appear

© All Rights Reserved

This media published on the Internet Bird Collection is protected by Copyright.
It cannot be reproduced without the express written permission of the author.