652. Gecinus vaillanti

652. Algerian Green Woodpecker.
GECINUS VAILLANTI.
Gecinus vaillanti (Malh.), Cat. rais. des Ois. d’Alg. Mem. dela Soc. d’Hist. Nat. de Metz, p. 5 (1846) ; Dresser, v. p. 93, pl. 287 ; Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 41 ; G. algirus Levaill. jun., Expl. Sc. d’Alger. Ois. pl. 8 (1848-49).
Nakab-el-tebak, Moorish ; N'okaib, Nagab-ed-Djour, Arabic.
Male ad. (Algeria). Differs from G. viridis in having the face grey and the malar stripe black, and from G. sharpii in having the malar stripe black, an indication of a whitish stripe above the malar region, and a white spot at the base of the upper mandible ; bill dark lead-grey, blackish at the tip and yellowish on the basal third below ; legs dark grey ; iris white. Culmen 1.6, wing 6.1. tail 4.05, tarsus 1.1 inch. The female has the crown slate-grey, the feathers tipped with blackish grey, and the nape only crimson.
In habits, note, and nidification, it does not differ from G. viridis.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
652. Gecinus vaillanti
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
652
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
454
Common name: 
Algerian Green Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11076
M_CN: 
Levaillant's Woodpecker
M_SN: 
Picus vaillantii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
9951

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