French: Picumne roux German: Malaienmausspecht Spanish: Carpinterito malayo
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. a. abnormis
(Temminck, 1825) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and adjacent SW Thailand S to Sumatra (including Belitung I), Borneo and W & C Java.
S. a. magnirostris
E. J. O. Hartert, 1901 – Nias I, off NW Sumatra.
9 cm; 7·2–12 g. Male has yellow forehead, sometimes with rufous admixed, yellowish-olive crown to hindneck; remainder of head and neck rufous to orange-... read more
Single sharp “tsit” or “tic”, usually repeated; high-pitched rapid “... read more
Secondary forest with old decaying trees, swamp-forest, to lesser extent primary forest; much... read more
Food and feeding
Ants and their larvae, and small bark beetles (Scolytidae); soft insects and their larvae; also spiders. Hunts singly, or in family parties... read more
May–Aug; from Feb in Borneo. Nest excavated low down in dead branch, sapling or bamboo stem; 2 nest-holes in Peninsular Malaysia were... read more
Resident. In ringing studies in Malaysia, two females retrapped after several years only 800 m from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in Myanmar, Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo; common in Peninsular Malaysia, but absent from Singapore. Occurs in several... read more
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