Bearded woodpecker
Appearance
The white face with its bold, black moustachial stripes and ear coverts is diagnostic. Both sexes have very dark underparts finely barred with black and white.
Male has a red mid-crown. Female has a black crown and nape with the forehead speckled white. Juvenile male has a red crown and nape and a black forehead lightly speckled white.
Habitat
Broad-leaved woodland, thornveld and riverine forests, especially in areas where there are tall, dead trees.
Call
A loud, rapid 'wik-wik-wik-wik'; drums very loudly.

Names
(en) Bearded woodpecker
(sc) Dendropicos namaquus
(nl) Baardspecht
(af) Baardspeg