629. Dendrocopus numidicus

629. ALGERIAN PIED WOODPECKER.
DENDROCOPUS NUMIDICUS.
Dendrocopus numidicus (Math.) Mem. Acad. Metz, ii. p. 242 (1842) ; (Loche), Expl. Sc. Alg. Ois. ii. p. T9, pl. ix ; (Dresser), v. p. 33. pl. 276 ; Hargitt, Oat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 217.
Nokaib, Nagab ed Djour, Arab.
Male ad. (Algeria). Differs from D. major in having a broad pectoral gorget of crimson, slightly mixed with black, and the centre of the abdomen and vent crimson ; bill dark blue-grey, the lower mandible paler ; feet lead grey ; iris reddish. Culmen 1.2 wing 4.8, tail 3.4, tarsus 0.9 inch. The female lacks the crimson on the occiput, and the young has the forehead blackish brown and the fore-part of the crown crimson.
Hab. Algeria. In habits, note, and nidification this species does not appear to differ from D. major. It deposits 4 or 5 glossy white eggs which measure about 0.91 by 0.71.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
629. Dendrocopus numidicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
629
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
440
Common name: 
Algerian Pied Woodpecker
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
9953

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