Alternative name: Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
- Yungipicus moluccensis
- Brown and white barring on upperparts
- Streaked white underparts
- Spotted white tail
- Pink-rimmed white irises
- Pale brown crown (edged with red in males)
- Pale brown eyestripe
- White supercilium and cheek
Two subspecies recognized:
- Y. m. moluccensis on the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra and Java
- Y. m. grandis on the Lesser Sundas
It was formerly considered conspecific with Brown-capped Woodpecker.
Paddy fields, mangroves, coastal scrub, plantations, parks and gardens, open woodland.
Both sexes excavate a hole about 15-30cm long in a dead tree.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Sunda Woodpecker. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 16 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Sunda_Woodpecker