645. Dendrocopus sancti-johannis

645. SUBSP. DENDROCOPUS SANCTI-JOHANNIS.
Dendrocopus sancti-johannis (Blanf.), Ibis, 1873, p. 226 ; (id.), E. Pers. Ii. p. 138, pl. ix. ; (Hargitt), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 288 ; (Radde) Orn. Cauc. p. 313, pl. xix. fig. 3 ; (Dresser), ix. p. 257.
Male ad. (Asia Minor). Differs from D. medius in having the under parts more richly tinged with yellow and red, and much more boldly striped with black ; crown brilliant crimson ; the two lateral tail-feathers have the white bars much narrower, the black bars therefore much broader, and more conspicuous. Culmen 1.02, wing 4.75, tail 2.85, tarsus 0.78 inch. The female is only a trifle less brightly coloured.
Hab. South-east Europe, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, and Persia.
Probably this bird does not differ from D. medius in its nesting habits, and its eggs are similar to those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
645. Dendrocopus sancti-johannis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
645
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
449
M_ID: 
10673
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos medius sanctijohannis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10960

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