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Daily Archives: November 7, 2012
Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Campethera abingoni)
The Golden-tailed woodpecker is fairly common in sub-Saharan Africa, preferring woodland areas. It mainly forages in trees, probing branches, looking for insects and licking them up with its barbed tongue. Both sexes create the nest, which is a hole in the underside of a tree branch. Here it lays 2-3 eggs, which are incubated by both sexes for about 13 days. The chicks are cared for by the parents, eventually leaving the nest after about 22-25 days. They become fully independent a few weeks after fledging.