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Alternative name: Spot-breasted Pied Woodpecker

Photo by Peter Ericsson
Outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand
Dendrocopos analis

Identification

16–18 cm (6-7 in)

  • Light buff lower forehead
  • Red upper forehead and crown with blackish streaks

Distribution

South-east Asia: from southern Burma to Thailand, Indochina, Andamans, Sumatra, Java and Bali.

Taxonomy

Female
Photo by obroadie
Khirrimat, Thailand, July 2015

Formerly considered conspecific with Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker.

Subspecies

Three subspecies recognized[1]:

  • D. a. longipennis:
  • D. a. andamanensis:
  • D. a. analis:

Habitat

Open and secondary forests, urban woodlands, grassland, rice paddies and gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

Juveniles
Photo by Boas_Emmanuel
Taman Monas, Central Jakarta, Indonesia, October 2010

They have a varied diet, consisting of many insects, including ants, large larvae, small scorpions, berries and fruit.

Vocalisation

Calls: a sharp repetetive chick or tsik.

Movements

A resident species.

References

  1. 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/
  2. BF Member observations
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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