Thriponax hodgsoni

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Thriponax hodgsoni
Spp Author: 
Jerdon.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
116
Common name: 
Great Black Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10974
M_SN: 
Dryocopus javensis hodgsonii
Term name: 
id: 
11381

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