Dendrocopos obsoletus

The Brown-backed Woodpecker is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.

The Dendrocopos obsoletus is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Dendrocopos obsoletus is assigned to Dendropicos. Goodwin suggests that Picoides is derived from Dendrocopos, particularly D. villosus. Sapheopipo noguchii is derived from Dendrocopos rather than from Picus or its relatives, but the pattern depicted in Goodwin's Figure 9 simply cannot be perceived in any specimen of Sapheopipo seen by this reviewer. Its pattern and plumage texture are like those typical of Picus, and strikingly like those of Picus canus dedemi. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Dendrocopos
Species : obsoletus
Authority : (Wagler, 1829)