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Male
Photo by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, 13 December 2019
Dendrocopos mahrattensis

Leiopicus mahrattensis

Identification

17–18 cm (6½-7 in)

  • Black upperparts, with many white spots and bars
  • Dark streaked underparts
  • Red belly patch
  • Brown cheek and neck patches

Male

  • Yellow fore-crown
  • Red nape

Female

  • Yellow crown and nape

Distribution

Female
Photo by vaibhav mishra
Kutch, Gujarat, India, 25 November 2010

Asia: found in China, Nepal,
South Asia: Pakistan, India, Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand

Taxonomy

Subspecies

  • D. m. mahrattensis:
  • D. m. pallescens:
  • Eastern Pakistan (east of Indus River) and north-western India

Habitat

Dry open woodland and desert scrub.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of insects and caterpillars gleaned from trees, also fruit and nectar.

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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)
  4. Wikipedia

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