Thriponax hodgsoni, Jerdon.
169. :- Mulleripicus hodgsoni, Jerd. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 284; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 386.
THE GREAT BLACK WOODPECKER.
Length, 17 to 19 ; expanse, 24 to 26 ; wing, 8 to 9; tail, 7.5 ; bill at front, 2 to 2.3.
Bill black; irides crimson; legs dark plumbeous.
Head, with short thick crest, and stripe running from the base of the lower mandible, crimson ; lower part of back, rump and middle of belly, white; the rest of the plumage deep black.
The Great Black Woodpecker has been obtained at Kanara and also in the forests west of Belgaum ; there is no other record of its occurrence within the district.