Speckle-breasted woodpecker

The speckle-breasted woodpecker (Dendropicos poecilolaemus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae, which is native to sub-Saharan Africa.

Speckle-breasted woodpecker
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Illustration of male,
female has black crown
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dendropicos
D. poecilolaemus
Binomial name
Dendropicos poecilolaemus
(Reichenow, 1893)
  • Chloropicus poecilolaemus


It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, DRC, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Dendropicos poecilolaemus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.