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Subspecies D. c. tenebrosusPhoto © by Sutkanung KetnaiDoi Lang, Thailand, 14 February 2009
Subspecies D. c. tenebrosus
Photo © by Sutkanung Ketnai
Doi Lang, Thailand, 14 February 2009

Alternate name: Scarlet-breasted Woodpecker

Dryobates cathpharius

Dendrocopos cathpharius

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[edit] Identification

18cm

  • Streaked underparts
  • White wing-patch
  • Crimson breast patch

Male has red nape

[edit] Distribution

Subspecies D. c. tenebrosusPhoto © by Sutkanung KetnaiDoi Lang, Thailand, 14 February 2009
Subspecies D. c. tenebrosus
Photo © by Sutkanung Ketnai
Doi Lang, Thailand, 14 February 2009

Asia: found from the Himalayas of Nepal to northwestern Indochina.

[edit] Taxonomy

Sometimes merged into Picoides. Most closely related to D. darjellensis and probably more distantly to the D. macei superspecies.

[edit] Subspecies

Six subspecies recognized[1]:

  • D. c. cathpharius:
  • D. c. ludlowi:
  • D. c. pyrrhothorax:
  • Hills south of Brahmaputra River and adjacent northern Burma
  • D. c. tenebrosus:
  • D. c. pernyii:
  • Western China (north-western Yunnan, Sichuan and Xinjiang north to Gansu)
  • D. c. innixus:
  • East-central China (central Hubei)

An additional subspecies cruentipectus is generally considered invalid[2].

[edit] Habitat

Hill evergreen forests above 1400m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Wikipedia contributors. (2018, March 30). Crimson-breasted woodpecker. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 08:18, April 24, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Crimson-breasted_woodpecker&oldid=833184816

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