643. Dendrocopus namiyei

643. JAPANESE WHITE-BACKED WOODPECKER.
DENDROCOPUS NAMIYEI.
Dendrocopus namiyei (Stejneger), Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 1886 p. 116, pl. ii. ; Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 273.
Male ad. Similar to D. leuconotus, but much darker ; lower back with a few white cross bars only ; white spots on wings fewer and smaller, and no white band formed by the middle coverts, only a few of the inner ones having a white spot ; great wing-coverts with only one sub apical white spot on the outer web ; ear-patch and lateral neck-patch completely separ┬Čated by a black streak. Exposed culmen 1.34, wing 5.74, tail 3.46, ext. ant. toe without claw, 0.71 inch.
Hab. South-western portion of Hondo Island, Japan.
There appears to be nothing on record respecting the habits and nidification of this species. I have never seen a specimen and copy the description from Dr. Stejneger. It appears to be nearest allied to Dendrocopus insularis (Gould) from the island of Formosa.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
643. Dendrocopus namiyei
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
643
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
448
Common name: 
Japanese White Backed Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10681
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos leucotos namiyei
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10447

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