Stierling’s Woodpecker / Chloropicus stierlingi

Stierling\'s Woodpecker / Chloropicus stierlingi

Stierling's Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Chloropicus stierlingi
Protonym:  Dendropicos stierlingi Orn.Monatsb. 9 p.166
Taxonomy:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  stiwoo1
Type Locality:  Songea, Tanganyika Territory.
Publish Year:  1901
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; syn. Dendropicos † Fire-bellied Woodpecker D. pyrrhogaster) Gr. χλωρος khlōros  green; Late Gr. πικος pikos  woodpecker  < L. picus  woodpecker; "1. P. (Chloropicus) PYRRHOGASTER.   ...   2.       P. (Brachypternopicus) RUBROPYGIALIS.  ...  3. P. (Chloropicus) KIRKII.   ...   4. P. (Chloropicus) RUFOVIRIDIS.   ...   5. P. (Chloropicus) XANTHODERUS." (Malherbe 1845); "Chloropicus Malherbe, 1845, Revue Zoologique, VIII, p. 399.  For the benefit of The Key, type here fixed by subsequent designation, Picus (Chloropicus) pyrrhogaster Malherbe, 1845." (JAJ 2021).   
Var. Chloropicos.

Dr J. Stierling (fl. 1901) German Army, senior staff physician in German East Africa 1887-1901, naturalist, collector (Mark Brown in litt.) (Calamonastes, syn. Cinnyris venustus falkensteini, Dendropicos, subsp. Psophocichla litsitsirupa, subsp. Sylvia abyssinica, subsp. Zosterops senegalensis).