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Sulawesi Pygmy Woodpecker - BirdForum Opus

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Male
Photo © by julienl
Lore Lindu National Park, May 2018
Yungipicus temminckii

Alternative name: Sulawesi Woodpecker
Dendrocopos temminckii

Identification

Female
Photo © by julienl
Lore Lindu National Park, May 2018

13–14 cm (5-5½ in); a small Woodpecker

  • Barred upperparts
  • Streaked off-white breast
  • Prominent white eye-stripes and cheek-stripes on an otherwise dark head

Male has a red neck collar, which is lacking in the female.

No confusion is likely within its limited range as the only other Woodpecker on Sulawesi is the large Ashy Woodpecker

Distribution

Endemic to Sulawesi, Buntung and Togian Islands, Indonesia.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Moist lowland forests and moist mountains, also in lightly wooded cultivation and occasionally in wooded areas in towns.[2]

Behaviour

Diet

Described as moderately common but often overlooked as it forages in the upper mid-storey and canopy. Their diet is unknown

Breeding

They nest in a hole in a dead tree.

Vocalisation

Call: a descending nasal trill and it drums weakly. [2]

References

  1. 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/
  2. Coates, Bishop and Gardner A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea Dove Publications 1997
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)

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