French: Pic à huppe jaune German: Gelbhaubenspecht Spanish: Pito crestigualdo
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. simlae
R. Meinertzhagen, 1924 – NE Pakistan and N India (Himachal Pradesh) E to W Nepal#R.
P. c. chlorolophus
Vieillot, 1818 – Himalayan Yellownape – E Nepal E to Myanmar and N Vietnam.
P. c. annamensis
R. Meinertzhagen, 1924 – SE Thailand to S Vietnam.
P. c. chlorigaster
Jerdon, 1845 – Indian Yellownape – peninsular India.
P. c. wellsi
R. Meinertzhagen, 1924 – Sri Lanka.
P. c. citrinocristatus
(Rickett, 1901) – Chinese Yellownape – N Vietnam (Tonkin) E, discontinuously, to SE China (Fujian).
P. c. longipennis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1910) – Hainan I.
P. c. rodgeri
(E. J. O. Hartert & Butler, 1898) – Malayan Yellownape – highlands of Peninsular Malaysia.
P. c. vanheysti
(Robinson & Kloss, 1919) – Sumatran highlands.
25–28 cm; 57–74 g (chlorigaster), 74–83 g (simlae). Male has green forehead and crown bordered with red feather tips, golden-... read more
Loud, mournful, “pée-a” or “péee-ui”, also short “chak”; up to 10 “kwee” notes in slow, slightly... read more
Evergreen forest and moist deciduous forest, dry forest, woodland, bamboo, scrub, plantations, and... read more
Food and feeding
Ants, including Crematogaster, also beetles and their larvae (including dung beetles); other insect larvae. Also takes berries and... read more
Feb–Jul, mainly Mar–May. Crest-raising in display. Nest excavated by both sexes in (partly) dead trunk or branch, at 1·5... read more
Resident. Possible dispersal; recorded as rare vagrant in NE Pakistan.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common, or locally common, throughout most of range; common in SE Asia; uncommon in China. Occurs in numerous protected areas in all... read more
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