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Greater Yellownape

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Nominate subspecies : malePhoto © by Alok TewariHill Station Ranikhet, Alt. 6800 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 3 April 2018
Nominate subspecies : male
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Hill Station Ranikhet, Alt. 6800 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 3 April 2018
Picus flavinucha

Chrysophlegma flavinucha


[edit] Identification

33–34 cm (13-13½ 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.

[edit] Distribution

Nominate subspecies : femalePhoto © by Alok TewariSattal, Alt. 5500 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 14 November 2019
Nominate subspecies : female
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Sattal, Alt. 5500 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, 14 November 2019

The Himalayas and southern China through south-eastern Asia to Sumatra.

[edit] Taxonomy

This species is sometimes placed in the genus Chrysophlegma.

[edit] Subspecies

Subspecies P.f. wrayi : femalePhoto © by kctsangFrasers' Hill, Malaysia, 24 September 2009
Subspecies P.f. wrayi : female
Photo © by kctsang
Frasers' Hill, Malaysia, 24 September 2009

There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • P. f. flavinucha:
  • P. f. styani:
  • Hainan Island and immediately adjacent mainland China
  • P. f. ricketti:
  • North Vietnam (Tonkin) to south-eastern China (Fujian)
  • P. f. pierrei:
  • South-eastern Thailand to southern Vietnam
  • P. f. mystacalis:
  • P. f. korinchi:
  • S0uth-western Sumatra
  • P. f. wrayi:

[edit] Habitat

Montane and sub-montane evergreen and deciduous forests and forest edges up to 900 m.

[edit] Behaviour

Usualy frequents the canopy and middle storey. Solitary, some times in small loose groups. Very noisy and conspicuous.

[edit] Diet

Theit diet consists of beets, ants, termites and larva.

[edit] 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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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