French: Pic de Shore German: Himalaja-Feuerrückenspecht Spanish: Pito de Shore
Closely related to D. javanense. Races weakly differentiated. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
D. s. shorii
(Vigors, 1831) – N India (Haryana) E through lowlands and S foothills of Himalayas to Bhutan and Nagaland; possibly still in peninsular hills (Eastern Ghats)#R.
D. s. anguste
Ripley, 1950 – W Myanmar.
30–32 cm; 101 g. Male has yellowish-red forehead, redder on crown and crest, narrowly bordered black; broad black and white bands on side of head and neck, pale reddish... read more
Rapid tinny “klak-klak-klak-klak-klak”, slower and not so loud as that of Chrysocolaptes... read more
Mature deciduous and semi-evergreen forest; in deciduous forest in Nepal, preferring primary... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. No details of diet. Associates with mixed-species flocks; also with Chrysocolaptes lucidus where the two occur... read more
Mar–May; nest-hole excavated in tree; clutch 2–3 eggs. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common locally; rare in Bangladesh; uncommon in Myanmar. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Corbett National Park (India) and Chitwan... read more
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