Alternative name: Spot-breasted Pied Woodpecker
- Dendrocopos analis
16–18 cm (6-7 in)
- Light buff lower forehead
- Red upper forehead and crown with blackish streaks
Formerly considered conspecific with Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker.
Three subspecies recognized:
- D. a. longipennis:
- D. a. andamanensis:
- D. a. analis:
Open and secondary forests, urban woodlands, grassland, rice paddies and gardens.
They have a varied diet, consisting of many insects, including ants, large larvae, small scorpions, berries and fruit.
Calls: a sharp repetetive chick or tsik.
A resident species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Freckle-breasted Woodpecker. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 8 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Freckle-breasted_Woodpecker