Nominate subspecies : male
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Hill Station Ranikhet, Alt. 6800 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas
, 3 April 2018
- Picus flavinucha
33â€“34 cm (13-13Â½ in)
Large size with golden yellow nuchal crest and dark brown flight feathers marked with black bars diagnostic. Upperparts olive green, tail black, underparts greyish, crown dark brown, sides of head greyish brown.
Male: Creamy yellow throat and malar area with small area of white with dark spots below throat.
Female: Throat and malar area brown, white area with dark spots below throat more extensive.
The Himalayas and southern China through south-eastern Asia to Sumatra.
This species is sometimes placed in the genus Chrysophlegma.
Subspecies P.f. wrayi
Photo © by kctsang
Frasers' Hill, Malaysia
, 24 September 2009
There are 7 subspecies:
- Hainan Island and immediately adjacent mainland China
- North Vietnam (Tonkin) to south-eastern China (Fujian)
- South-eastern Thailand to southern Vietnam
Montane and sub-montane evergreen and deciduous forests and forest edges up to 900 m.
Usualy frequents the canopy and middle storey. Solitary, some times in small loose groups. Very noisy and conspicuous.
Theit diet consists of beets, ants, termites and larva.
- 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)
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