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Golden-tailed Woodpecker

Campethera abingoni

Description:

Roughly the size of the starling, this female Golden-tailed woodpecker presents her olive green gold sprinkled back; and her white black sprayed underparts, her bright red nape and golden tail.

Habitat:

Wooded land at the outskirts of the town, northern Namibia.

Notes:

This spotting is a pearl in my recently-started-but-steadily-growing Namibia collection - first, it's a lifer for me; and then, it is also a first African woodpecker in my twenty years of roaming around. It was also product of a hazard, I was after some Red-faced mousebirds, and was trying to move forward in a very slow motion... when I had a chance to spot this lady, five meters from me, not alarmed at all (I must have been good in my slow motion) feeding on trunks of acacia trees.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Kunene Region, Namibia

Lat: -20.35, Long: 14.97

Spotted on Feb 20, 2020
Submitted on Feb 21, 2020

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