Family Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Least Concern

Black-and-buff Woodpecker (Meiglyptes jugularis)


Taxonomy

French: Pic à jugulaire German: Dommelspecht Spanish: Pito blanquinegro
Taxonomy:

Picus (Meiglyptes) jugularis

Blyth

, 1845,

Arakan and Tenasserim, Myanmar

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

SW, S & E Myanmar (including Tenasserim), Thailand (except C & S), and Indochina (except Tonkin).

Descriptive notes

c. 22 cm; 50–57 g. Small, short-tailed woodpecker. Male has short malar stripe of dark red feather tips, often appearing barred red and black, lores mainly buff, often... read more

Voice

Nasal “ki-yew”, and series as “tititi-wéek week week”.

Habitat

Evergreen forest; often shows distinct preference for more open areas, such as edges and clearings... read more

Food and feeding

Ants, other insects. Feeds singly or in pairs; not noted in association with other species. Often hangs upside-down on small leafy twigs... read more

Breeding

Mar–Jun. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs in Khao Yai and Kaeng Krachan National Parks and Khao Nor Chuchi Reserve (Thailand), and in Nam Bai Cat... read more

Recommended citation

Winkler, H. & Christie, D.A. (2017). Black-and-buff Woodpecker (Meiglyptes jugularis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/56330 on 25 May 2017).