what to see / Woodpecker


Woodpeckers are small to medium sized birds with chisel like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, while several species have only three toes. Many woodpeckers have the habit of tapping noisily on tree trunks with their beaks. There are 218 species worldwide and 5 species which occur in Namibia. Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii The Bennett's Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni The Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Canada, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Demo... read more  Read More