French: Pic porphyroïde German: Maronenspecht Spanish: Pito herrumbroso
western Africa; error = Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia
S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand S to Sumatra and Borneo.
23 cm; 64–92 g. Male has dull olive-brown head, paler feather tips on forehead, crimson tips on side of nape, often also of hindcrown and occasionally in malar region;... read more
Metallic “pit”, “pyick” or “kyuk” notes; sometimes double “kik kik” or “chikick”, second syllable... read more
Understorey of primary and secondary evergreen forest, second growth, bamboo, and rubber... read more
Food and feeding
Beetle larvae and other insect larvae form bulk of diet. Feeds singly or in pairs. Forages in very low strata, usually below 6 m, moving... read more
Dec–May in Malaysia, and nests found in Jan in uplands of Borneo; season probably extends to Aug. Crest-raising and wing-flicking are... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Thailand, common in Peninsular Malaysia, and common in Sumatra and Borneo. Occurs in several protected areas, including Khao Nor Chuchi... read more
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