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Brown-fronted Woodpecker

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MalePhoto by Alok TewariDwarahat, Dist. Almora, Alt. 5200 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, October-2016
Male
Photo by Alok Tewari
Dwarahat, Dist. Almora, Alt. 5200 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, October-2016
Dendrocopos auriceps

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[edit] Identification

19–20 cm (7½-7¾ in)

  • Black upper-parts with white barring

Male

  • Crown
  • Brown forehead
  • Yellow centre
  • Red at rear

Female

  • Yellow crown
  • Black moustache
  • Deep pink vent

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in northern Baluchistan and western Himalayas (north-eastern Afghanistan to northern India and central Nepal).

FemalePhoto by Alok TewariDalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, (7000 ft above MSL) India, June 2014
Female
Photo by Alok Tewari
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, (7000 ft above MSL) India, June 2014

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Subspecies D. a. incognitus is not recognised by all authorities and D. a.conoveri is generally considered to be invalid[2].
Placed in genus Dendrocoptes by Gill and Donsker.

[edit] Habitat

Mixed forests and montanes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

It nests in cavities.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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