French: Pic à ventre de feu German: Rotbauchspecht Spanish: Pito ventrirrojo
Picus (Chloropicus) Pyrrhogaster
South Africa; error = Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone and S Guinea E to S Nigeria (Niger Delta) and SW Cameroon.
c. 24 cm; 63–74 g. Male has brownish-black forehead, red crown to nape, rarely buffish yellow in crown centre, black feather bases more obvious in worn plumage; white... read more
Sharp “wip”; rattling “wip-wi-di-di-di-di-dit” as long-distance call. Drums... read more
Inhabits primary and secondary forest in lowlands and on lower slopes, as well as Khaya,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of insects, larvae of beetles and white ants. Often forages in pairs; will join mixed-species flocks. Forages in upper levels... read more
Nov–Feb in Sierra Leone; Nov–Mar, also nestlings once in Jul, in Liberia; breeds Oct–Mar, possibly from Aug/Sept, in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common. Not uncommon in Sierra Leone; not uncommon in Liberia, where densities of > 3 pairs/km², estimated population 60,000 pairs... read more
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