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Streak-throated Woodpecker - BirdForum Opus

(Redirected from Picus xanthopygaeus)

Alternative names: Little scaly-bellied green Woodpecker, Streak-throated Green Woodpecker

Photo by nothinghill
Thailand, February 2016
Picus xanthopygaeus


30cm (11¾ in)

  • Red forehead, crown and nape
  • Crest has a black border
  • Narrow white supercilium
  • Greyish ear-coverts with brownish streaks
  • Streaked throat
  • Whitish underparts with a scaly appearance
  • Green upperparts
  • Yellowish rump
  • Small dark bill
Photo by atanumondal
Bandipur National Park, India, April, 2006

Female similar, but she has a blackish crown


Widespread from India to southeast Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand


This is a monotypic species[1].


Semi-evergreen moist-deciduous forest and light forest. Areas with scrub and bushes.



Their diet consists mostly of insects, particularly ants and termites. They also eat seeds and nectar from flowers.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2016)
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Wikipedia

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